Translation of "petrify" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /ˈpet·rə·faɪ/ (present participle petrifying, past tense and past participle petrified)

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

pietrificare, impietrire
I think you petrified poor Jeremy – he never said a word the whole time you were here.

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