(cause to) fill with fear
influence or drive by fear
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
"Ghosts could never affright her"
If you can't..frighten her off touching things, you must..keep 'em out of her way.
出自： George Eliot
The activities of the early trade unions frightened the Government into oppressive measures.
出自： W. S. Churchill
The child was frightened at the sight of fire.
He was frightened at the noise.
We were not frightened of the police.
Why are you frightened of dogs?
The girl was frightened of mice.
Some people are frightened of thunder, others of snake.
I wasn't frightened of the knife.
When you were a child, were you frightened of the dark?
Ade was frightened of being left behind.
The barking of the dog frightened the burglar away.
The boy frightened away the pigeons from the roof.
The sudden noise frightened the deer away .
He waved his torch to frighten away the wolf.
We will not be frightened by threats.
Are you frightened by earthquakes?
The horse was badly frightened by the sudden noise.
The presence of the police frightened many criminals from attempting further crimes.
His parents frightened him into going to school.
Three robbers frightened the bank clerks into opening the safe.
They frightened him into telling them the secret.
The child was frightened into silence.
He was frightened into confession.
The rascal was frightened into holding his tongue.
The burglars were frightened off by the sound of our dog barking.
You frightened me out of my wits, saying that you wanted to kill yourself.
The presence of the police frightened many criminals out of attempting further crimes.
She was frightened out of her life, catching sight of a snake coming up to her.
They were frightened out of their wits by our struggle.
Flying frightens some people to death.
I was frightened to death.You must never play these practical jokes any more.
They were frightened to death by the accident.
The old lady said that she was frightened to death by the earthquakes.
误 They frightened the old lady to sign the paper.
正 They frightened the old lady into signing the paper.
析 说“恐吓(某人)做某事”时, frighten的宾语后不可接动词不定式,而应该接“into v -ing”短语来表示。