Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] FRIGHTEN NP2[experiencer]
The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me.
Ghosts could never frighten her.
You frighten me so!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Includes: FRIGHTEN OFF, FRIGHTEN AWAY, FRIGHTEN OUT Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] FRIGHTEN OFF/AWAY/OUT NP2[patient] NP1[agent] FRIGHTEN NP2[patient] PP
She frightened him into taking the exam.
He frightened the rabbits out of the brush.
They frighten off visitors every time.
You can't frighten the substance into vaporizing - it's a chemical reaction!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
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