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Meaning of frighten

fright•en

Pronunciation: (frīt'n), [key]
— 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.
  1. to become frightened: a timid child who frightens easily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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