frighten sb/sth away/off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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frighten sb/sth away/off

phrasal verb with frighten uk   us   /ˈfraɪ.tən/ verb [T]
to make a ​person or ​animalfeelfear in ​order to make them go away: Be ​quiet or you'll ​frighten the ​deer off. to make someone so ​nervous that they ​decide not to do something: Many ​potentialbuyers were ​frightened off by the £1 million ​pricetag.
(Definition of frighten sb/sth away/off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frighten sb/sth away/off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…吓走, 使某人紧张得不去做某事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…嚇走, 使某人緊張得不去做某事…
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