Translation of "petrify" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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

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

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