fright


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fright \Fright\ (fr[imac]t), n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto,
   fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht,
   Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa['u]rhtei fear, fa['u]rhts
   timid.]
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   1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of
      danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short
      duration; a sudden alarm.
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   2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of
      alarm or aversion. [Colloq.]

   Syn: Alarm; terror; consternation. See Alarm.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fright \Fright\, v. t. [imp. Frighted; p. pr. & vb. n..
   Frighting.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to
   frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG.
   furihten, forahtan, G. f["u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte,
   Goth. faurhtjan. See Fright, n., and cf. Frighten.]
   To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to
   terrify; to scare.
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         Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit.
                                                  --Dryden.

   Syn: To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate.
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