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  1. 1
    to be suddenly frightened by something and want to get away from it

    As soon as it saw me, the deer took fright and vanished.

  2. 2
    to suddenly feel that you do not want to be involved with something

    The bid was rejected after the buyer took fright and cut its offer.

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