Definition of “terrify” - English Dictionary

“terrify” in American English

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terrifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈter·əˌfɑɪ/

to frighten someone severely:

His looks are enough to terrify anyone.
terrified
adjective us /ˈter·əˌfɑɪd/

She’s always been terrified of spiders.
terrifying
adjective us /ˈter·əˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ/

a terrifying experience

(Definition of “terrify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)