frighten away

frighten away
index discourage, dissuade

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  • frighten away — or frighten off 1) PHRASAL VERB If you frighten away a person or animal or frighten them off, you make them afraid so that they run away or stay some distance away from you. [V P n (not pron)] The fishermen said the company s seismic survey was… …   English dictionary

  • frighten away — phrasal verb frighten away or frighten off [transitive] Word forms frighten away : present tense I/you/we/they frighten away/off he/she/it frightens away/off present participle frightening away/off past tense frightened away/off past participle… …   English dictionary

  • frighten away — verb cause to lose courage (Freq. 1) dashed by the refusal • Syn: ↑daunt, ↑dash, ↑scare off, ↑pall, ↑frighten off, ↑scare away, ↑scare …   Useful english dictionary

  • frighten away/off — [phrasal verb] frighten (someone or something) away/off : to cause (someone or something) to go away or stay away because of fear The dog frightened the prowler away. Tourists have been frightened off by the violence in the city. • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • frighten — fright|en [ˈfraıtn] v [T] to make someone feel afraid = ↑scare ▪ Don t stand so near the edge! You re frightening me. ▪ She was frightened by the anger in his eyes. ▪ Computers used to frighten me, but not now. frighten sb to death/frighten the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frighten off — phrasal verb frighten away or frighten off [transitive] Word forms frighten away : present tense I/you/we/they frighten away/off he/she/it frightens away/off present participle frightening away/off past tense frightened away/off past participle… …   English dictionary

  • frighten — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To strike with fear] Syn. scare, alarm, terrify, daunt, dismay, cow, terrorize, shock, startle, dishearten, abash, dispirit, throw into a fright, raise apprehension, intimidate, deter, threaten, prey on the mind, badger,… …   English dictionary for students

  • frighten — frightenable, adj. frightener, n. frighteningly, adv. /fruyt n/, v.t. 1. to make afraid or fearful; throw into a fright; terrify; scare. 2. to drive (usually fol. by away, off, etc.) by scaring: to frighten away pigeons from the roof. v.i. 3 …   Universalium

  • frighten */*/ — UK [ˈfraɪt(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms frighten : present tense I/you/we/they frighten he/she/it frightens present participle frightening past tense frightened past participle frightened to make someone feel afraid, especially suddenly …   English dictionary

  • frighten off — verb cause to lose courage dashed by the refusal • Syn: ↑daunt, ↑dash, ↑scare off, ↑pall, ↑scare away, ↑frighten away, ↑scare • …   Useful english dictionary

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