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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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