frighten frighten  /f ˈraɪ tən/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause fear in
  2. (v) drive out by frightening

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Usage(s):

  1. It's just that dogs frighten me and kind of gross me out.
  2. Here's a scene to frighten the horses.
  3. Some of these get through government lines, mine the roads and frighten the local population.

News

  1. Baby sitter convicted of abusing Norton girl

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A Norton woman was found guilty Thursday of molesting and assaulting a girl she babysat at the child's home, but acquitted of punching her younger brother. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/176ktcU ) a prosecutor said Crystal Goodis, 33, created "a house of horrors," including wearing Halloween-type costumes and playing horror movies to frighten the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. LATEST NEWS

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Norton woman has been found guilty of molesting and assaulting a 4-year-old girl she baby-sat in her home. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/176ktcU) that prosecutors said 33-year-old Crystal Goodis created "a house of horrors" that included wearing Halloween-type costumes and playing horror movies to frighten the girl and her 3-year-old brother.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  3. Pixar’s Monsters University: When Hairy Met Scary

    These creatures of the night emerge to frighten and feed off their victims: young children who tell their skeptical parents that ghosts and goblins lurk in their closets. The kids are right. Those monsters are not a figment of infant fears; they are a race of ogres from an alternative world whose only energy source is a high volume of audible nightmares. As human blood is to vampires, a child’s ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

Quotes

  1. "If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it. You can use it to frighten people," Bush said.
    on May 30, 2007 By: President Bush Source: CNN

  2. "If there is an answer to terror, it is that the state of Israel is living and breathing, and in Sderot there are elections," Peretz said. "Despite everything, Sderot residents will prove that Hamas does not frighten them and will come to...
    on May 27, 2007 By: Amir Peretz Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We know why these things are done. They're done to scare people and to frighten them, to make them anxious and worried," Blair said.
    on Jul 21, 2005 By: Tony Blair Source: CNN International

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