1. [syn: frighten, fright, scare, affright]
2. drive out by frightening;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Frighten \Fright"en\, v. t. [imp. Frightened; p. pr. & vb. n.
Frightening.] [See Fright, v. t.]
To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or
fright; to affright; to terrify.
More frightened than hurt. --Old Proverb.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her" [syn:
frighten, fright, scare, affright]
2: drive out by frightening
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "frighten":
affright, agitate, alarm, alert, appall, arouse, astound, awe,
bowl down, bowl over, browbeat, bulldoze, cow, cry havoc, cry wolf,
curdle the blood, daunt, demoralize, discompose, disconcert,
dismay, disquiet, distress, electrify, faze, fly storm warnings,
fright, funk, horrify, horripilate, intimidate, jar, jolt,
make one tremble, panic, perturb, petrify, raise apprehensions,
scare, scare stiff, shake, shock, sound the alarm,
sound the tocsin, spook, stagger, startle, stun, take aback,
terrify, terrorize, unman, unnerve, unstring, upset, warn