What does the word frighten mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To alarm suddenly; scare.

Usage examples for frighten

  1. But once you are married to a man like Mr. Barton, who is there can frighten you? – The Mark Of Cain by 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 by Charles G. D. Roberts
  3. Hush, Hugh, she said, you frighten me. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme