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take fright

Definition of take fright in English:

Suddenly become frightened or panicked.
Example sentences
  • The horses pulling the carriage suddenly took fright for no apparent reason, snapped the traces and bolted off, startling both the hosts and their guest of honour.
  • Suddenly his horse took fright, and he was carried with dreadful rapidity through the entangled forest.
  • If investors take fright, stocks could fall below their current levels, they said.
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