take fright

take fright
take fright suddenly become frightened.
Main Entry: fright

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • take fright — To become afraid • • • Main Entry: ↑fright take fright see under ↑fright • • • Main Entry: ↑take * * * suddenly become frightened or panicked …   Useful english dictionary

  • take fright — index fear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take fright (at something) — take ˈfright (at sth) idiom (formal) to be frightened by sth • The birds took fright and flew off. • Investors took fright at the falling market. Main entry: ↑fright …   Useful english dictionary

  • take fright — 1) to be suddenly frightened by something and want to get away from it As soon as it saw me, the deer took fright and vanished. 2) to suddenly feel that you do not want to be involved with something The bid was rejected after the buyer took… …   English dictionary

  • take fright — suddenly become frightened. → fright …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • take — v. & n. v. (took; taken) 1 tr. lay hold of; get into one s hands. 2 tr. acquire, get possession of, capture, earn, or win. 3 tr. get the use of by purchase or formal agreement (take lodgings). 4 tr. (in a recipe) avail oneself of; use. 5 tr. use… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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