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frighten

verb TRANSITIVEscanraigh verb  c m ueagla a chur arfaitíos a chur arthe dog was frightening the children bhí an madra ag cur eagla ar na leanaí, bhí an madra ag scanrú na bpáistíhe's too frightened to do it ní ligfidh an faitíos dó é a dhéanamh, tá barraíocht eagla air lena dhéanamhthat's what frightens me sin an eagla atá ormshe was frightened by that thought chuir an smaoineamh sin faitíos uirthihe frightened her into sitting quietly shuigh sí go socair le heagla roimhe
phrasal verbs

frighten away

(also

frighten off

) 1 (v + adv) scare, get rid of TRANSITIVEthe violence frightened new businesses away scanraigh an foréigean gnóthaí nua ar shiúl, ruaig an foréigean gnóthaí nua 2 (v + adv) startle and frighten TRANSITIVEscaoll a chur icuir chun scaoillthe noise frightened the birds away scanraigh an tormán na héin ar shiúl, chuir an trup na héin chun scaoill
phrases

to frighten the life / hell out of sb

(also

frighten the living daylights out of sb

, frighten the shit out of sb

vulgar) an t-anam a scanrú as duineeagla a chraicinn a chur ar dhuinesceimhle a chur ar dhuineyou frightened the life out of me scanraigh tú an t-anam asam, chuir tú scéin ionam, chuir tú mo chroí amuigh ar mo bhéal le heaglait frightened the shit out of me vulgar thóg sé amach ón talamh mé, scanraigh sé an cac asam vulgar, chuir sé an cac ar crith ionam vulgar