frighten sb/sth away/off Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “frighten sb/sth away/off” - English Dictionary

"frighten sb/sth away/off" in British English

See all translations

frighten sb/sth away/off

phrasal verb with frighten uk   us   /ˈfraɪ.tən/ verb [T]
to make a ​person or ​animalfeelfear in ​order to make them go away: Be ​quiet or you'll ​frighten the ​deer off. to make someone so ​nervous that they ​decide not to do something: Many ​potentialbuyers were ​frightened off by the £1 million ​pricetag.
(Definition of frighten sb/sth away/off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frighten sb/sth away/off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…吓走, 使某人紧张得不去做某事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…嚇走, 使某人緊張得不去做某事…
What is the pronunciation of frighten sb/sth away/off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“frighten sb/sth away/off” in English

Word of the Day


someone who tries to help two groups who disagree to reach an agreement with each other, usually as a job

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

climate justice noun
climate justice noun
October 12, 2015
the holding to account of those responsible for climate change and reparation for those most affected by it I just finished reading the pope’s message to the world on climate justice.I feel energized and have joined a group of people at my church, St. Joseph University Parish, who feel the same.

Read More