Translation of "petrify" - English-Spanish 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

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

(Translation of “petrify” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈpetrifai/ (past tense, past participle petrified)

to make (someone) very frightened; to terrify

petrificar, aterrorizar
The thought of having to make a speech petrified him.

(Translation of “petrify” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)