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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight). v. - Cause fear in.

Usage examples (36)
  • People die of fright and live of confidence.
  • "Not what I call a fright," he asserted in an even tone.
  • "I cannot advise what you call a fright, and what might be a terrible thing."
  • /Gracious Goodness, the fright is worth telling about! for more
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  • They had a terrible "fright" (extreme or sudden terror) when their car stalled on the tracks with a train loaded with "freight" (cargo) was bearing down on them.
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