frighten
frighten
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. 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.
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?
frighten
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. asustar 
to frighten somebody into doing somethingatemorizar a alguien para que haga algo
2. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
to frighten the life or the wits out of somebodydar a alguien un susto de muerte, de la madre, de miércoles
intransitive verb
3. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
I don't frighten easilyno me asusto fácilmente
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
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