frighten away/off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyfrighten away/off
he/she/itfrightens away/off
present participlefrightening away/off
past tensefrightened away/off
past participlefrightened away/off

or frighten off

  1. 2
    to make someone so worried or nervous that they decide not to become involved with something
See also main entry: frighten