fright

  • 1 fright — [fraıt] n [: Old English; Origin: fyrhto] 1.) [singular, U] a sudden feeling of fear ▪ You gave me such a fright creeping up on me like that! get/have a fright ▪ I got an awful fright when I realised how much money I owed. with fright ▪ He was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 fright — [ fraıt ] noun 1. ) count an experience that makes you feel suddenly afraid: SCARE: I got such a fright when Joe burst through the door. Sorry, I didn t mean to give you a fright. a ) uncount a sudden strong feeling of being afraid: FEAR: I… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 fright — ► NOUN 1) a sudden intense feeling of fear. 2) an experience causing fright; a shock. ● look a fright Cf. ↑look a fright ● take fright Cf. ↑take fright …

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  • 4 Fright — Fright, v. t. [imp. {Frighted}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Frighting}.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG. furihten, forahtan, G. f[ u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte, Goth. faurhtjan. See …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 fright´en|er — fright|en «FRY tuhn», transitive verb. 1. to fill with fright; make afraid; scare or terrify: »Thunder and lightning frighten most children and many adults. 2. to drive or force by terrifying: »The sudden noise frightened the deer away. –v.i. to… …

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  • 6 fright|en — «FRY tuhn», transitive verb. 1. to fill with fright; make afraid; scare or terrify: »Thunder and lightning frighten most children and many adults. 2. to drive or force by terrifying: »The sudden noise frightened the deer away. –v.i. to become… …

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  • 7 Fright — is a state of extreme fear of something that is strange, ugly or shocking. It may also refer to:*Fright (comics), a comic book villainess * Fright (film), a 1971 slasher film …

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  • 8 Fright — (fr[imac]t), n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto, fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht, Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa[ u]rhtei fear, fa[ u]rhts timid.] [1913 Webster] 1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 fright — n alarm, consternation, panic, *fear, dread, dismay, terror, horror, trepidation Analogous words: scaring or scare, startling, affrighting, frightening (see corresponding verbs at FRIGHTEN): appalling, horrifying, daunting (see DISMAY vb) fright… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 fright — [n1] extreme apprehension alarm, cold sweat*, consternation, dismay, dread, fear, horror, panic, quaking, scare, shiver, shock, terror, trepidation, trepidity; concept 410 Ant. fearlessness fright [n2] horrifying or unpleasant sight bother,… …

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  • 11 fright — I noun affright, agitation, alarm, anxiety, apprehension, consternation, cowardice, dismay, disquietude, dread, extreme fear, fear, fear of danger, horror, intimidation, misgiving, panic, pavor, phobia, scare, sudden terror, terror, trepidation… …

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  • 12 fright — (n.) O.E. (Northumbrian) fryhto, metathesis of fyrhtu fear, dread, trembling, horrible sight, from P.Gmc. *furkhtaz afraid (Cf. O.S. forhta, O.Fris. fruchte, O.H.G. forhta, Ger. Furcht, Goth. faurhtei fear ). Not etymologically related to the… …

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  • 13 fright — [frīt] n. [ME < OE fyrhto, fryhto, fear, akin to Ger furcht, fear, Goth faúrhts < IE base * perg , fear, to be afraid] 1. sudden fear or terror; alarm 2. an ugly, ridiculous, startling, or unusual person or thing vt. [ME frighten < OE… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 fright|ed — «FRY tihd», adjective. frightened; terrified …

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  • 15 fright — noun 1 fear ADJECTIVE ▪ stage VERB + FRIGHT ▪ take ▪ be shaking with, be trembling with ▪ die of (informal) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 fright — af·fright·en; af·fright·ful; af·fright·ment; fright; fright·en; fright·en·able; fright·ened·ly; fright·ful; fright·ful·ly; fright·ful·ness; af·fright·ed·ly; af·fright·ful·ly; fright·en·ing·ly; un·af·fright·ed·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 17 fright — n. 1) to give smb. a fright 2) a nasty; sudden fright 3) stage fright 4) in, with fright (to scream with fright) * * * [fraɪt] sudden fright with fright (to scream with fright) with fright (to scream with fright) a nasty …

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  • 18 fright — [[t]fra͟ɪt[/t]] frights 1) N UNCOUNT Fright is a sudden feeling of fear, especially the fear that you feel when something unpleasant surprises you. The steam pipes rattled suddenly, and Franklin uttered a shriek and jumped with fright... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 fright — noun 1 (singular) the feeling you have when something frightens you : give sb a fright (=do something that makes someone feel afraid): You gave me such a fright creeping up on me like that! | get/have a fright: I got an awful fright when your dog …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 fright — UK [fraɪt] / US noun Word forms fright : singular fright plural frights 1) a) [countable] an experience that makes you feel suddenly afraid I got such a fright when Joe burst through the door. Sorry, I didn t mean to give you a fright. b)… …

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