Phrasal Verbs

frighten away

This page is about the phrasal verb frighten away


If you frighten away something or someone, you make them go away by making them feel afraid.


scare off

For example

  • frighten sth/sb away Farmers build scarecrows in their fields in order to frighten away birds that eat their crops.

  • frighten sth/sb away When he saw some guys coming to attack him, Harry pulled out his gun and frightened them away.

Quick Quiz

A dog will try to frighten away another animal that's attacking it by growling and showing its

a. tail

b. teeth

c. muscles

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