Meaning of “terrified” in the English Dictionary

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"terrified" in British English

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terrifiedadjective

uk /ˈter.ə.faɪd/ us /ˈter.ə.faɪd/

B1 very frightened:

He huddled in the corner like a terrified child.
I'm terrified of the dark.
She's terrified (that) her mother might find out her secret.

More examples

  • He was clasping the vase tightly, terrified of dropping it.
  • He held back, terrified of going into the dark room.
  • I'm terrified of forgetting my lines.
  • She's terrified of him and won't make a statement until we've got him banged up in the cells.
  • Quite honestly/frankly, the thought of it terrified me.

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

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