frighten away/off

phrasal verb
frightened away/off; frightening away/off; frightens away/off

Definition of frighten away/off

: to cause (someone or something) to go away or stay away because of fear The dog frightened the prowler away. Tourists have been frightened off by the violence in the city.

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“Frighten away/off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frighten%20away%2Foff. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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