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Definition of frighteners noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

frighteners

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfraɪtnəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfraɪtnərz//
 
[plural]
 
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Idioms
put the frighteners on somebody
 
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(British English, slang) to threaten somebody in order to make them do what you want