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frightenersnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈfraɪ.tən.əz/  us   /-ɚz/ UK old-fashioned
put the frighteners on sb to ​threaten someone: He said he wouldn't ​pay up so I ​sent my ​brother round to put the frighteners on him.
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