take fright

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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.

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“Take fright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20fright. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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