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frighten

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fright + -en

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Plain form
frighten

Third-person singular
frightens

Past tense
frightened

Past participle
frightened

Present participle
frightening

  1. (transitive) If you frighten somebody, you make them feel afraid.
    You are shouting at me and frightening your daughters.
    It made so much noise that it frightened away the animals.

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