frighten off meaning

  "frighten off" in a sentence
Verb: frighten off  frIt(u)n óf
  1. Cause to lose courage
    - daunt, dash, scare off, pall, scare away, frighten away, scare

Derived forms: frightens off, frightening off, frightened off

See also: frighten

Type of: intimidate, restrain


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  1. it was gerald and birkn come to find them, and gerald had cried out to frighten off the cattle.
  2. that scarecrow ain't gonna frighten off no yankee,
  3. it is meant to frighten off evil spirits
  4. the target companys management may retaliate by soliciting competing offers from other companies in hopes that a bidding war will frighten off the attacker
  5. The scream should frighten off every woodpecker for five square miles.

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