frightenverb [ T ]uk /ˈfraɪ.tən/ us /ˈfraɪ.tən/
- They fired off several shots to frighten us.
- The fast-moving traffic frightened the horse.
- I was frightened by the anger in his voice.
- He frightens people by creeping up on them.
- Don't let her frighten you, her bark is worse than her bite.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- chill sb to the bone/marrow idiom
- frighten sb into sth
- put the fear of God into you idiom
- put/get the wind up sb idiom
- scare, frighten, etc. the (living) daylights out of sb idiom
- send chills down/up sb's spine idiom
- send shivers down/up sb's spine idiom
- send shudders/a shudder down your spine idiom
- shiver (up and) down your spine idiom