UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfraɪtənɪŋ/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfraɪtənɪŋ/

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. that's a frightening [thought, prospect]!
  2. [had, was] a frightening [experience, situation]
  3. the frightening thing about
  4. it's a frightening world out there
  5. could be [a bit, a little, somewhat] frightening
  6. [is, seems] less frightening as an adult
  7. is frightening to [think, see, witness]
  8. can be frightening at times
  9. it's frightening how [many, much, little, few, quickly]
  10. with frightening speed
  11. the most frightening [ride, sight, journey] ever
  12. find out (the) frightening [truth, facts] about
  13. frightening and [overwhelming, disturbing, dangerous, confusing]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. frighten the [children, crowd, visitors, guests]
  2. frightened by the [noise, story, monster, wind, movie]
  3. the [noise, dog] frightened him
  4. [snakes, spiders, ghosts] frighten me
  5. (might) frighten [readers, viewers]
  6. frightened by her [father, friend, own voice]
  7. frightened to death
  8. [don't, you'll] frighten them
  9. frightened them [off, away]
  10. frightened the [kids, birds, thieves] off
  11. to frighten off [burglars, attackers, thieves, intruders]
  12. to frighten off [any, would-be] [burglars]
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