frighten 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.

Word by Word Definitions

frighten play
  1. : to make afraid : terrify

  2. : to drive or force by frightening

  3. : to become frightened

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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