fright Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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frightnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /fraɪt/
C1 the ​feeling of ​fear, ​especially if ​feltsuddenly, or an ​experience of ​fear that ​happenssuddenly: I ​lay in ​bedshaking with fright. You gave her such a fright ​turning the ​lights out like that. You gave me the fright of my ​life (= a very ​severe fright), ​jumping out of the ​shadows like that!take fright UK to ​feelfear: Our ​dog took fright at the ​noise of the ​fireworks and ​ranindoors.
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(Definition of fright from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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frightnoun [C/U]

 us   /frɑɪt/
the ​feeling of ​fear, esp. if ​feltsuddenly, or an ​experience of ​fear which ​happenssuddenly: [U] When the ​rescueteamreached him, he was ​shaking with fright. [C usually sing] You gave her a fright ​turning the ​lights out like that.
(Definition of fright from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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