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frighten off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scareverb

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

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  1. frighten off

    Frighten off means to cause someone or something to become scared and move away or cease their actions due to fear or worry. It often refers to creating a sense of dread or apprehension so intense that it discourages further approach or continuation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frighten off in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frighten off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of frighten off in a Sentence

  1. Justin Draeger:

    It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education.

  2. Niccollo Machavelli, The Prince.:

    So as a prince is forced to know how to act like a beast, he must learn from the fox and the lion; becouse the lion is defenceless against traps and the fox is defenceless against wolves. Therefore one must be a fox in order to recognise traps and lion to frighten off wolves.

  3. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince:

    One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.

  4. Peel Hunt analyst Nick Batram:

    There is nothing in these results that I think would frighten off any potential suitors, perhaps, on the contrary, they might want to get their business done sooner rather than later - just in case this is the beginning of a recovery.

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