Translation of "petrify" - English-Italian dictionary

petrify

verb uk /ˈpet·rə·faɪ/ us /ˈpet·rəˌfɑɪ/ present participle petrifying, past tense and past participle petrified

to frighten someone a lot, especially so that they are unable to move or speak

terrorizzare, impietrire
I think you petrified poor Jeremy – he never said a word the whole time you were here. Credo tu abbia terrorizzato il povero Jeremy – non ha detto una parola in tutto il tempo che eri qui.

(Translation of “petrify” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)