frighten into

phrasal verb

frightened into; frightening into; frightens into
: to cause (someone) to do (something) because of fear
The insurance agent tried to frighten her into buying the most expensive flood insurance.
They frightened the boy into confessing his crime.

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“Frighten into.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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