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frighten

verb

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to strike with fear
  • around the campfire the campers tried to frighten one another with ghostly legends and grisly tales

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The first known use of frighten was in 1630

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“Frighten.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/frighten. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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