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frightened

adjective uk   /ˈfraɪ.tənd/ us  
B1 feeling fear or worry: She gets frightened when he shouts at her. The policewoman found a frightened child in the hut. Are you frightened of spiders? I was frightened (that) you would fall. Don't be frightened to complain if the service is bad.
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in Korean 겁먹은…
in Arabic خائف…
in Portuguese assustado…
in Catalan espantat…
in Japanese おびえた…
in Italian spaventato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 害怕的,受驚的…
in Russian испуганный…
in Turkish korkmuş, endişeye kapılmış, ürkmüş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 害怕的,受惊的…
in Polish przestraszony, przerażony…
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