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frighten

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈfraɪ.tən/
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).
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in Korean 놀라게하다…
in Arabic يُخيف…
in Portuguese assustar…
in Catalan espantar…
in Japanese (人)を怖がらせる…
in Italian spaventare, impaurire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使害怕,使受驚…
in Russian пугать…
in Turkish korkutmak, ürkütmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使害怕,使受惊…
in Polish przestraszyć, przerażać…
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