Thesaurus

frighten


frighten

verb

Definition of FRIGHTEN

to strike with fear <around the campfire the campers tried to frighten one another with ghostly legends and grisly tales>
Phrases give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl)
Antonyms reassure

February 27, 2015
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An explanation or underlying reason
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