AskDefine | Define affright

Dictionary Definition

affright v : cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" [syn: frighten, fright, scare]

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English

Etymology

From the Middle English afrighten, from Old English āfyrhtan, from ā- + fyrhtan (to frighten), from fyrhto (fright).

Noun

  1. great fear

Verb

  1. to terrify
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