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Principal Translations
frighten [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (scare [sb], [sth])asustar a, atemorizar a vtr + prep
 You frightened me, jumping out of nowhere like that! Her hoots of laughter frightened the cat.
 ¡Me asustaste, saltando así de la nada!
frighten [sb] into doing [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intimidate [sb])coaccionar a alguien para loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  intimidar a alguien para
 They were trying to frighten the witness into keeping silent.
 Estaban intentando coaccionar al testigo para mantenerlo en silencio.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
frighten off vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (scare away)espantar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Tina's clingy nature frightened off all potential boyfriends.
 La naturaleza pegajosa de Tina espantaba a todos los potenciales novios.
  ahuyentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 La naturaleza pegajosa de Tina ahuyentaba a todos los potenciales novios.
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