frighten out of

phrasal verb
frightened out of; frightening out of; frightens out of

Definition of frighten out of

: to keep (someone) from (doing something) because of fear Bad economic news has frightened people out of putting their money in the stock market.

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“Frighten out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frighten%20out%20of. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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