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frightened

  
  
If you are frightened, you are anxious or afraid, often because of something that has just happened or that you think may happen.      adj   oft v-link ADJ of n/-ing, ADJ to-inf  
She was frightened of flying..., Miriam was too frightened to tell her family what had happened.     
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frightened

  
  
abashed, affrighted     (archaic)   afraid, alarmed, cowed, dismayed, frozen, get the wind up, in a cold sweat, in a panic, in fear and trepidation, numb with fear, panicky, petrified, scared, scared shitless     (taboo slang)   scared stiff, shit-scared     (taboo slang)   startled, terrified, terrorized, terror-stricken, unnerved  

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n.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...
exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened

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