Definition of take fright
- I approached very slowly, but the hawk took fright and flew away.
- Investors took fright at the news and pulled their money.
: 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
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: fear excited by sudden danger : alarm
: something strange, ugly, or shocking
: to alarm suddenly : frighten
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