Examples of terrify in a Sentence
The thought of dying alone terrifies her.
the prospect of speaking in front of a huge crowd of people absolutely terrifies me
Recent Examples of terrify from the Web
John Robert Lindsey made a properly evil Monostatos (a dead ringer for the vampire Nosferatu), accompanied by terrifying dogs rather than slaves.
The idea of being separated from her kids terrifies Brown.
Usry remembers being terrified, spending days holed up at home worried what police would do next.
The Arctic also stores terrifying bugs from more recent times.
Even parents of sick adults are terrified about the possibility of a change in the health insurance rules.
What has patient advocates and hospital groups terrified is that its Medicaid agreement with the federal government lapses in December, setting up high-stakes negotiations with the Trump administration over an extension.
Another told me her son was terrified because Buster would corner him, bark loudly, and steal food out of his hands.
He was terrified of roller coasters as a teenager, but races are different.
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Origin and Etymology of terrify
Latin terrificare, from terrificus
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
TERRIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terrify for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to be extremely afraid : to frighten (someone) very much
TERRIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of terrify for Students
: to cause (someone) to become very frightened
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