Translation of "frighten" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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frightenverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfraɪ.tən/ us /ˈfraɪ.tən/

B2 to make someone feel fear

使害怕,使受惊
He frightens me when he drives so fast. 他开车这么快,我很害怕。
You'll frighten the baby wearing that mask. 你戴那个面具会吓着宝宝的。
The noise frightened me to death/out of my wits (= gave me a severe fright). 那声音吓得我要死/不知所措。

More examples

  • They fired off several shots to frighten us.
  • The fast-moving traffic frightened the horse.
  • I was frightened by the anger in his voice.
  • He frightens people by creeping up on them.
  • Don't let her frighten you, her bark is worse than her bite.

(Translation of “frighten” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)