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English definition of “frighteners”


noun [plural] uk   /ˈfraɪ.tən.əz/ us    /-ɚz/ UK old-fashioned
put the frighteners on sb to threaten someone: He said he wouldn't pay up so I sent my brother round to put the frighteners on him.Dangers and threats
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