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  1. frighten

    • IPA[ˈfrītn]

    美式

    • v.
      make (someone) afraid or anxious;deter someone or something from involvement or action by making them afraid
    • verb: frighten, 3rd person present: frightens, gerund or present participle: frightening, past tense: frightened, past participle: frightened

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make (someone) afraid or anxious the savagery of his thoughts frightened him people were no longer easily frightened into docility
    • deter someone or something from involvement or action by making them afraid if you say anything to him you might frighten him off the government denies legal responsibility, presumably to frighten off other claimants
    • (of a person) become afraid or anxious at his age, I guess he doesn't frighten any more