Definition of take fright
: to suddenly become afraid I approached very slowly, but the hawk took fright and flew away. Investors took fright at the news and pulled their money.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: something that is taken:
: the amount of money received : proceeds, receipts, income
: share, cut
: fear excited by sudden danger : alarm
: something strange, ugly, or shocking
: to alarm suddenly : frighten
Seen and Heard
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