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to become frightened or worried
to be continuously afraid of someone or something
to have a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry and be unable to think clearly or calmly or decide what to do
to be very frightened of something
to be suddenly frightened by something and want to get away from it
to be afraid of something or someone all the time
to feel so afraid that your body shakes slightly
to not do something you were going to do because you are too frightened
to feel worried and afraid that something bad will happen or has already happened
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
a bird with a long thin beak that lives mainly in wet areas
an afternoon full of crafts
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