What does the word frighten mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To alarm suddenly; scare.

Usage examples for frighten

  1. 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
  2. Hush, Hugh, she said, you frighten me. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme