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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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Joergen Steen Soerensen said the man, who cannot be named under a court order, wanted to "seriously frighten the population" and destabilise Denmark by targeting cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
They are trying to frighten mothers by saying we are against Sure Start, but we back Sure Start and we want to expand it.
Comment: Sometimes parents have a misconception about what may frighten their children.
A FIREWORKS enthusiast yesterday denied making explosives at his home in order to frighten or injure his neighbours.
The stories that crazy Angus Tull tells about a horrible, hunchbacked hag who lives on the hill and turns kids into black cats also frighten her.
In this quirky dark comedy, a bartender (Matthew Modine) tries to frighten a tip out of a cheap drunk (Academy Award-winner Martin Landau) by spinning a zany tale about two notorious crime families who go to war over a waitress being stiffed on her tip.
It must be wrong for banks to frighten their customers with threats of illegal charges, the simple answer for all bank customers faced with illegal charges must be - confront your bank and threaten to take them to court.