verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for frighten
Indeed, his inept attempts to frighten off Stewie only make the situation worse.
Big scary Transformer-like robots with heads ablaze that frighten the kids back across the treacherous desert?The So-Called Immigration Border Crisis Is Neither|Sally Kohn|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their goal is to frighten women who have objected to forced hijab.
This happens to be the perfect course of action, better to frighten you with the hellish episode of slavery.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That should frighten every Republican out of their small thinking.
The work was hard, and the weather cold; but these did not frighten me.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
“It will frighten the rest, who will soon come to terms, and agree to pay any tribute I may demand,” observed the rajah.The Young Rajah|W.H.G. Kingston
Of course, it was to frighten me; all of the girls told me not to leave it there.The Golden Slipper|Anna Katharine Green
He might walk round in his square coat, and frighten the old 'un a little.'I've Been Thinking;|Azel Stevens Roe
If I do not frighten these companions of the beautiful girl, they may eat me.Philippine Folk Tales|Mabel Cook Cole
British Dictionary definitions for frighten
Idioms and Phrases with frighten
see scare out of one's wits.