Synonyms of petrify in English:
the thought of speaking in public petrified her
terrify, horrify, frighten, scare, scare to death, scare someone out of their wits, scare witless, scare the living daylights out of, frighten the life out of, strike terror into, fill with fear, put the fear of God into, make someone's blood run cold, chill someone's blood, panic, throw into a panic, alarm, appal;
paralyse, stun, stupefy, transfix
informalscare the pants off
British informalthrow into a blue funk, put the wind up
Irish informalscare the bejesus out of
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