take fright

Definition of take fright

  1. :  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

takeplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

frightplay
  1. :  fear excited by sudden danger :  alarm

    :  something strange, ugly, or shocking

  1. :  to alarm suddenly :  frighten


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