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Verb: frighten  frI-t(u)n
  1. Cause fear in
    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me";
    - fright [archaic], scare, affright
  2. Drive out by frightening

Derived forms: frightens, frightening, frightened

See also: frighten off

Type of: chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, excite, run off, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, turn back