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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"You couldn't help it, I know but I wish it was me you had frightened, and not her."
And she loved me so much, and was so captivating(particularly when she made Jip stand on his hind legs for toast, and when she pretended to hold that nose of his against the hot teapot for punishment because he wouldn't), that I felt like a sort of Monster who had got into a Fairy's bower, when I thought of having frightened her, and made her cry.
But going on, too, working pretty hard, and busily keeping red-hot all the irons I now had in the fire, I would sit sometimes of a night, opposite my aunt, thinking how I had frightened Dora that time, and how I could best make my way with a guitar-case through the forest of difficulty, until I used to fancy that my head was turning quite grey.
And after ever such a while--hours and hours--the man came--him in a smock-frock, and he looked at me so, I was frightened, and I made haste and went on.
"I met nobody, for it was very early, and I got into the wood....I knew the way to the place...the place against the nut-tree; and I could hear it crying at every step....I thought it was alive....I don't know whether I was frightened or glad...I don't know what I felt.
He intended to go back to the farm and to his grandfather, but lost his way and for hours he wandered weeping and frightened on country roads.
Into his mind came the thought that his having been lost and frightened in the darkness was an altogether unimportant matter.
His mind went back to the night when he had been frightened by thoughts of a giant that might come to rob and plun- der him of his possessions, and again as on that night when he had run through the fields crying for a son, he became excited to the edge of insanity.
All was very quiet, and she went on again--not absolutely frightened, but a little quicker than before perhaps, and possibly not quite so much at her ease, for a check of that kind is startling.
She was really frightened now, and was yet hesitating what to do, when the bushes crackled and snapped, and a man came plunging through them, close before her.
Alfred Hitchcock knew how to frighten the audience like no other film-maker.
I did not frighten him the way the cold in a father's voice might
They are trying to frighten mothers by saying we are against Sure Start, but we back Sure Start and we want to expand it.
Comment: Sometimes parents have a misconception about what may frighten their children.
A FIREWORKS enthusiast yesterday denied making explosives at his home in order to frighten or injure his neighbours.