Part of speech: verb

To frighten.

Part of speech: noun

Sudden fear.

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Usage examples "fright":

  1. The Marchesa thought he had gone mad with fright, which in fact he had. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  2. The old woman died of fright when she saw the dogs. - "Eskimo Folktales", Unknown.
  3. In truth Conward, having somewhat recovered from his fright, was in rather good spirits. - "The Cow Puncher", Robert J. C. Stead.