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frightenverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfraɪ.tən/
B2 to make someone ​feelfear: He frightens me when he ​drives so ​fast. You'll frighten the ​babywearing that ​mask. The ​noise frightened me to ​death/out of mywits (= gave me a ​severefright).

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(Definition of frighten from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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frightenverb [T]

 us   /ˈfrɑɪ·tən/
to make someone ​feelfear: Be ​quiet or you’ll frighten the ​deer.
frightened
adjective  us   /ˈfrɑɪ·tənd/
She was too frightened to ​enter the ​roomalone.
(Definition of frighten from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frighten”
in Arabic يُخيف…
in Korean 놀라게하다…
in Portuguese assustar…
in Catalan espantar…
in Japanese (人)を怖がらせる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使害怕,使受惊…
in Turkish korkutmak, ürkütmek…
in Russian пугать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使害怕,使受驚…
in Italian spaventare, impaurire…
in Polish przestraszyć, przerażać…
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