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petrify

verb
 
/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
paralisar, petrificar
I think you petrified poor Jeremy – he never said a word the whole time you were here.
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