frighten


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Related to frighten: frighten away, frighten off
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scare

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frighten something or someone off or away

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Ferrars is a very headstrong proud woman, and in her first fit of anger upon hearing it, would very likely secure every thing to Robert, and the idea of that, for Edward's sake, frightens away all my inclination for hasty measures.
Dear ma'am, you frighten me more and more," cries Honour: "sure your la'ship would not venture to fire it off
How dare you frighten a poor helpless woman like that?
But you know too much--I'm afraid you'll always frighten me now.
In such cases one horse frightens another, until all are alarmed, and struggle to break loose.
that wretch not only frightens Grace--she actually frightens me.
That doesn't frighten me because there's the security factor that this guy looks like a woman.
If he's burgling the home of a 95-year-old female, they can't send the dog in because it might frighten the criminal.
If heavy metal and gangsta rap frighten you, they will seem less shocking in a context where the audience is also being told to vote, not to take drugs, and to be more tolerant.
Crowded areas frighten her, and she frequently calls her parents from school, pleading to be taken home.
A closer look shows that the actual practice of loser-pays abroad bears little resemblance to the bogey version used to frighten Americans around campfires.
The universality of fears, whether adult or childhood, is attested to in this combination of 16 plates by Jean-Michel Basquiat with Maya Angelou's poem "Life Doesn't Frighten Me.
Bombs do not only affect armies; they hurt and frighten children.
And in a direct message to them, she declared: "If you think you can frighten ordinary people or that you can ride rough-shod, well you are wrong and frankly I am not frightened by you - and I won't be frightened.