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frighten

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frighten/ˈfraɪtn̩/verb
frightensfrightenedfrightening
frighten
/ˈfraɪtn̩/
verb
frightensfrightenedfrightening
Learner's definition of FRIGHTEN  
[+ object] : to cause (someone) to become afraid
[no object] : to become afraid

frighten away/off

[phrasal verb]
frighten (someone or something) away/off 
: to cause (someone or something) to go away or stay away because of fear

frighten into

[phrasal verb]
frighten (someone) into (doing something) 
: to cause (someone) to do (something) because of fear

frighten out of

[phrasal verb]
frighten (someone) out of (doing something) 
: to keep (someone) from (doing something) because of fear

— frightened

adjective,[more frightened; most frightened]

— frightening

adjective,[more frightening; most frightening]

— frighteningly

adverb
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