frighten away

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Verb1.frighten away - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats
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Originally he was a farmer, for he passed his early life in a cornfield, where he was supposed to frighten away the crows."
After that, I began to run, singing to myself as I went, to frighten away the ghosts, my father.
Why frighten away the Loves and the Graces that lie hid in your smile.
The labyrinthodon evidently thought that Ja was coming to double his portion of human flesh, so he was in no haste to pursue me to the cliff and frighten away this other tidbit.
He saw them rise and, shouting, attempt to frighten away the baboons as they approached the cage.
To compose a letter which might at once do justice to her sentiments and her situation, convey gratitude without servile regret, be guarded without coldness, and honest without resentment -- a letter which Eleanor might not be pained by the perusal of -- and, above all, which she might not blush herself, if Henry should chance to see, was an undertaking to frighten away all her powers of performance; and, after long thought and much perplexity, to be very brief was all that she could determine on with any confidence of safety.
One leaves no sign after him of the one dish, but the thirteen frighten away his appetite and give him no satisfaction.
Or perhaps it was set there to frighten away any marauders who might have designs upon the treasure chamber beyond.
Captain Fitz Roy on one occasion being very anxious, from good reasons, to frighten away a small party, first flourished a cutlass near them, at which they only laughed; he then twice fired his pistol close to a native.
I foretold, you remember, the first morning she set up shop, that her devilish scowl would frighten away customers.
class="MsoNormalThe CS also called on the players to tackle the menace of beach boys, who "harass" and frighten away tourists.
Wind causes the decoy's head to rotate and frighten away unwanted wildlife."