Definition of frighten away/off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

frighten away/off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
jump to other results
Phrasal Verbs

    frighten somebody/somethingaway/off

    |

    frighten somebody/something away from something

     
    jump to other results
  1. 1to make a person or an animal go away by making them feel afraid He threatened the intruders with a gun and frightened them off.
  2. 2 to make someone afraid or nervous so that they no longer want to do something The high prices frightened off many customers.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: frighten away/off