strike fear into (someone's heart

Definition of strike fear into (someone's heart

  1. :  cause someone to be very afraid The idea struck fear into their hearts.

Word by Word Definitions

strikeplay
  1. :  to take a course :  go

    :  to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

    :  to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. :  a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

    :  an act or instance of striking

    :  a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

fearplay
  1. :  frighten

    :  to feel fear in (oneself)

    :  to have a reverential awe of

  1. :  an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

    :  an instance of this emotion

    :  a state marked by this emotion

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

heartplay
  1. :  a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

    :  a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

    :  breast, bosom

  1. :  love

    :  hearten

    :  to fix in the heart


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