frighten用法简要说明

发布时间:2022-04-24T11:42:55 英语语法

frighten用法简要说明

 1. 表示害怕某事物,通常用be frightened of。如:

The little child was frightened of the dog. 这个小孩怕狗。

be frightened of doing sth和be frighten to do sth均表示害怕做某事,但有区别,前者多指担心会发生某情况,后者多指不敢做某事。如:

He was frightened of losing power. 他害怕失去权力。

I was frightened to look down from the top of the tall building. 我从高楼顶上往下看,感到害怕。

2. 要表示吓唬某人做某事,英语通常用frighten sb into doing sth。如:

News of the robberies frightened many people into fitting new locks to their doors. 发生抢劫的消息把许多人吓得装上新门锁。

若表示吓唬某人做某事,英语通常用frighten sb out of doing sth。如:

He frightened her out of signing the paper. 他恐吓她,让她不敢在文件上签字。