Definition of 'terrify'

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Six of her family are in police safe houses and cops plan to fly out there to see what she knows about the terrifying violence. The Sun (2016)WHEN was the last time you did something that terrified you - and it felt great? The Sun (2016)He told me he was terrified about the pressure of having to do 50 shows at the O2 for his upcoming tour. The Sun (2016)Try out a prison bed and learn about terrifying punishments such as the crank machine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was clearly terrified at the thought of sitting in a room with a woman. The Sun (2015)My mother was terrified of growing old and losing her looks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The intensity with which fire burns and the speed with which it can destroy something is terrifying. Christianity Today (2000)But then she was kept away from him by a mother she found terrifying. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Terrified that something terrible is happening to you and not knowing what to do. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But there was something more terrifying than any ghost. The Sun (2014)The thought of it terrifies me. The Sun (2016)Opposition to such terrifying ideas inspired the persecution of Ulysses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's terrifying to think fertility drugs were linked with leukaemia. The Sun (2012)It's still terrifying to think of. Ben Nimmo IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)And because of the unpredictable course of the disease, my thoughts were always terrified. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)A hairdresser who understands this inspires terrifying loyalty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's terrifying to think about. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the thought terrifies him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I'm terrified to think about what he is said to have done after. The Sun (2014)I knew he was lonely and terrified about what was happening to his wife of 33 years. The Sun (2012)It's terrifying to think of the knock-on effects this will have. The Sun (2009)He said that, while the website might provide users with sobering predictions, the intention was to inform and inspire rather than terrify. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'terrify'

British English: terrify /ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪ/ VERB
If something terrifies you, it makes you feel extremely frightened.
The idea of death terrified me.
  • American English: terrify
  • Arabic: يُخْيِفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aterrorizar
  • Chinese: 恐吓
  • Croatian: prestraviti
  • Czech: děsit
  • Danish: skræmme fra vid og sans
  • Dutch: angst aanjagen
  • European Spanish: aterrar
  • Finnish: pelottaa
  • French: épouvanter
  • German: Angst einjagen
  • Greek: τρομάζω
  • Italian: terrorizzare
  • Japanese: 怖がらせる
  • Korean: 겁나게 하다
  • Norwegian: skremme
  • Polish: przerazić
  • European Portuguese: aterrorizar
  • Romanian: a îngrozi
  • Russian: ужасать
  • Spanish: aterrar
  • Swedish: skrämma livet ur
  • Thai: ทำให้หวาดกลัว
  • Turkish: dehşete düşürmek
  • Ukrainian: жахати
  • Vietnamese: làm cho khiếp sợ


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