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horrify

verb [T] uk   /ˈhɒr.ɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈhɔːr-/
to shock someone very much: This news will horrify my parents.
Translations of “horrify”
in Korean 소름끼치게 만들다…
in Arabic يُرْهِب, يُرْعِب…
in Portuguese horrorizar…
in Catalan horroritzar…
in Japanese ~をぞっとさせる…
in Italian far inorridire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使極為震驚…
in Russian ужасать…
in Turkish dehşete düş(ür)mek, korkutmak, aklını başından almak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使极为震惊…
in Polish przerażać…
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