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

 

frighten away/off

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    frighten somebody/somethingaway/off

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    frighten somebody/something away from something

     
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  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. 2to make someone afraid or nervous so that they no longer want to do something The high prices frightened off many customers.
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