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To express or react to fear

shout

verb

to make a sudden loud noise because you are afraid or are feeling pain

cry out

to make a loud noise because you are in pain or because you are afraid or shocked

tremble

verb

if your body or part of your body trembles, it shakes, usually because you are nervous, afraid, or excited

back away

to move away backwards from someone, for example because you are afraid

cringe

verb

to move back slightly from something that is unpleasant or frightening

bolt

verb

to run in a sudden way, especially because you are frightened

recoil

verb

to move quickly back from someone or something frightening or unpleasant

cower

verb

to move your body down and away from someone or something because you are frightened

shrink

verb

to move back or away from someone or something, especially because you are frightened or nervous

hyperventilate

verb

to breathe very fast in a way that is not normal, for example because you are frightened or nervous

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