frighten to death

Definition of frighten to death

  1. :  to frighten (someone) very badly The story nearly frightened me to death.

Word by Word Definitions

frightenplay
  1. :  to make afraid :  terrify

    :  to drive or force by frightening

    :  to become frightened

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 1b) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life


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