fright•enPronunciation: (frīt'n), [key]
to make afraid or fearful; throw into a fright; terrify; scare.
to drive (usually fol. by away, off,
etc.) by scaring: to frighten away pigeons from the roof.
to become frightened: a timid child who frightens easily.
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