verb (used with object), ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of terrify
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OTHER WORDS FROM terrifyter·ri·fi·er, nounter·ri·fy·ing·ly, adverbun·ter·ri·fied, adjectiveun·ter·ri·fy·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for terrify
The Nets went from interesting to terrifying on offense with the addition of Harden.One Super Bowl Isn’t Enough For Some Legacies, Apparently|Sarah Shachat|January 19, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Bunch, 28, had no contact with any Tyson workers and, terrified of getting sick, had obsessively Googled information about the virus.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
America’s favorite bully was a born entertainer who would pop into character at the drop of a hat terrifying people on and off camera.
I knew what it probably meant and that conclusion terrified me.
Let’s sort it out when we aren’t all terrified of a pandemic.What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)? (Ep. 410)|Stephen J. Dubner|March 26, 2020|Freakonomics
Nobody terrified audiences with a smile as well as Lee Marvin.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Some property was damaged, some industry professionals spent a few years being terrified, and we moved on.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He backed away and walked down the corridor as a file of terrified patients pressed themselves against the walls.
I kneel with the journalist in the sand, my face stoic and yet terrified, crying, knowing that I can do nothing but wait.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!|Michael Carson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“My sister and her children are terrified,” said Iraqi Yazidi Faisal Fhaqooli, speaking from Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday.Trapped in an ISIS Prison, And There May Be No U.S. Rescue|Kimberly Dozier|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Terrified with this apparition, he consulted several friends, who advised him to take the advice.
To this the fat boy, considerably terrified, briefly responded, “Missis.”The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
He now knew no bounds to his wrath; and he proclaimed it in such a manner, that the terrified priest flew before him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
That man's glance seemed to read her very mind, she thought; and suddenly the reflection that had terrified her became her hope.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini