frighten

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frighten(
frayd
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to scare)
a. asustar
Dogs frighten my son, so please leave them at home.Los perros asustan a mi hijo, así que por favor déjalos en casa.
2. (to intimidate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The mobsters frightened the shopkeeper into selling his business.Los mafiosos intimidaron al tendero para que vendiera su empresa.
The soldiers tried to frighten us into leaving the protest.Los soldados pretendieron asustarnos para que abandonáramos la manifestación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to become startled)
a. asustarse
Don't be frightened. It's me. Don't you recognize me?No te asustes. Soy yo. ¿No me reconoces?
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frighten
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. asustar
to frighten somebody into doing somethingatemorizar a alguien para que haga algo
2. (colloquial)
a.
to frighten the life or the wits out of somebodydar a alguien un susto de muerte, de la madre, de miércoles
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
I don't frighten easilyno me asusto fácilmente
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frighten [ˈfraɪtn]
transitive verb
asustar
to be frightened tener miedo;of a; don't be frightened! ¡no te asustes!; she is easily frightened se asusta con facilidad; es asustadiza; to frighten sb into doing sth convencer a algn con amenazas de que haga algo; I was frightened out of my wits or to death estaba aterrorizado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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