Fright·en v. t. [imp. Frightened p. pr. & vb. n. Frightening ] To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.
More frightened than hurt. --Old Proverb.
v 1: cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
frightens me" [syn: fright, scare, affright]
2: drive out by frightening