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Definitions of fright

  1. cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To alarm suddenly; to terrify; to dismay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A sudden and violent fear; alarm; a person whose dress or appearance is ridiculous; anything shocking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Sudden fear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A sudden temporary attack of fear or terror; a sight to shock one, like a sudden alarm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Sudden terror, but of short duration; alarm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fright

  1. " Well," said Umboo, " I'll tell you of a terrible fright we had, and how-" But just then something else happened. – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  2. I very nearly died of fright – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
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