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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹaɪtn̩/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪtən
  • Hyphenation: frigh‧ten

VerbEdit

frighten (third-person singular simple present frightens, present participle frightening, simple past and past participle frightened)

  1. To cause to feel fear; to scare; to cause to feel alarm or fright
    Avery puts a sheet over her head, pretending to be a ghost to frighten Emily.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English fyrhtan; equivalent to fright +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfrixtən/, [ˈfriçtən]

VerbEdit

frighten

  1. To frighten, scare

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: (to) fright (archaic)

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