Frighten - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfraɪtn|  American pronunciation of the word frighten
Brit.  |ˈfrʌɪt(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word frighten
- cause fear in (syn: affright, fright, scare)
The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me

Examples

The story really frightened me.

The child was badly frightened by the mask.

The salesman frightened the old lady into signing the paper.

Don't stand so near the edge! You're frightening me.

She was frightened by the anger in his eyes.

Computers used to frighten me, but not now.

He drove at a speed which frightened Lara to death.

The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me

Keep still, or you'll frighten the rabbit away.

Don't put your prices too high or you'll frighten the customers off.

He no longer possessed the power to frighten her.

Phrasal verbs

frighten away  — cause to lose courage
frighten off  — cause to lose courage

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: frighten
he/she/it: frightens
present participle: frightening
past tense: frightened
past participle: frightened
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