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1.1(fear)miedo masculinesusto masculine
- Carla shrieked in fright, jumping sideways before realizing she was being confronted by two, more than likely, perfectly harmless fans.
- Although she was pale with fright and nauseous from the strain, Ava had to chuckle.
- You will scream, you will shudder, you will turn pale with fright.
- Thoroughly demoralized by my dream, I was in a state of nervous fright by the time I got to the venue.
- The workshop was tutored step-by-step and was aided by video counselling in overcoming stage fear and fright.
- Bridget paled with fright, but looked at her cousin sternly.
- The conclusion was she probably died of fright from an attack by the neighbour's cat.
- Her eyes were damp with tears and her face pale with fright and pain, so her forced smile seemed very out of place.
- He jumped in fright, swerved and nearly crashed the cab.
- Mary, a short pug-nosed brunette, jumped in fright at the sudden entrance of a stranger and opened her mouth to scream but no sound came.
- I noticed someone who was examining the corpse turn pale with fright as he turned to the officer.
- The reality of such fears is borne out by the evidence of tombstones testifying to those who died of fright after seeing a ghost.
- Forgive me if I appear to be laughing it off - nervous laughter is sometimes the only defense we have against panic and fright.
- I have had several people jump with fright when they see it.
- An owl fluttered its wings and both Heidi and I jumped out of fright.
- Last year hundreds of birds died of fright due to fireworks being set off near the Hutchinson Road sanctuary.
- He noticed Trudy standing in the doorway, her face pale with fright.
- A voice answered from behind her, before a wrinkled hand clamped down on the girl's shoulder, making her jump into the air from a case of sudden fright.
- Before she could finish the sentence, Fran let out a sudden cry of fright as she was swept up off her feet.
- There is continued expert support for the Freudian view which emphasized the importance of the element of sudden fright or surprise in neurosis following trauma.
1.2(shock)susto masculineto get a fright — darse / pegarse un susto
- to give sb a fright — darle / pegarle un susto a algn
- you gave me a terrible fright! — ¡qué susto me diste!
2informal(person, dress)adefesio masculine informalespantajo masculine
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