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frighten

verb [T] uk   /ˈfraɪ.tən/ us  
B2 to make someone feel fear: He frightens me when he drives so fast. You'll frighten the baby wearing that mask. The noise frightened me to death/out of my wits (= gave me a severe fright).Frightening and scaring
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