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noun fright pronunciation in American English /fraɪt/
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singularfright
pluralfrights
  1. 1
    [countable] an experience that makes you feel suddenly afraid
    I got such a fright when Joe burst through the door.
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to give you a fright.
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    1. a.
      [uncountable] a sudden strong feeling of being afraid
      I nearly died of fright when I heard his voice behind me.
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  2. 2
    [countable] informal old-fashioned someone or something that looks very messy
    I must look an absolute fright!
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