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English verb: frighten off

1. frighten off (emotion) cause to lose courage

SamplesDashed by the refusal.

ExamplesSam cannot frighten off Sue , The bad news will frighten off him

Synonymsdash, daunt, frighten away, pall, scare, scare away, scare off

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)intimidate, restrain

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