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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
    informal scare the pants off
    British informal throw into a blue funk, put the wind up
    Irish informal scare the bejesus out of
    archaic affright
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