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frightnoun [S or U]

uk   /fraɪt/ us   /fraɪt/
C1 the feeling of fear, especially if felt suddenly, or an experience of fear that happens suddenly: I lay in bed shaking 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 feel fear: Our dog took fright at the noise of the fireworks and ran indoors.

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frightnoun [C/U]

us   /frɑɪt/
the feeling of fear, esp. if felt suddenly, or an experience of fear which happens suddenly: [U] When the rescue team reached him, he was shaking with fright. [C usually sing] You gave her a fright turning the lights out like that.
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