Part of speech: verb

To alarm suddenly; scare.

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Usage examples "frighten":

  1. But once you are married to a man like Mr. Barton, who is there can frighten you? - "The Mark Of Cain", Andrew Lang.
  2. Once in a while he would run at anything that was new and strange to him, no matter how big it was, just to see if he couldn't frighten it. - "Children of the Wild", Charles G. D. Roberts.
  3. Hush, Hugh, she said, you frighten me. - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.