frighteners

frighteners
noun (plural) BrE slang put the frighteners on sb to make someone do what you want by threatening them

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • frighteners — fright|en|ers [ˈfraıtn əz US ərz] n [plural] BrE informal put the frighteners on sb to make someone do what you want by threatening them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frighteners — UK [ˈfraɪt(ə)nə(r)z] / US [ˈfraɪt(ə)nərz] noun [plural] put the frighteners on someone …   English dictionary

  • frighteners — n. frightening person; thing that frightens somebody …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frighteners — frightˈeners plural noun (slang; also in sing) Something intended to frighten, esp for criminal purposes • • • Main Entry: ↑fright …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Frighteners — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel The Frighteners Produktionsland Neuseeland, USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Frighteners — Infobox Film name = The Frighteners image size = caption = Theatrical poster for The Frighteners director = Peter Jackson producer = Robert Zemeckis writer = Fran Walsh Peter Jackson narrator = starring = Michael J. Fox Trini Alvarado John Astin… …   Wikipedia

  • The Frighteners — Título Muertos de miedo (México) Agárrame esos fantasmas (España) Ficha técnica Dirección Peter Jackson Producción Peter Jackson …   Wikipedia Español

  • put the frighteners on someone — (slang) To frighten someone into (not) doing something, esp for criminal purposes • • • Main Entry: ↑fright * * * put the frighteners on someone british informal phrase to threaten someone in order to make them do something Thesaurus: to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Frighteners (novel) — infobox Book | name = The Frighteners title orig = translator = image caption = 1989 paperback edition author = Donald Hamilton cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Matt Helm genre = Spy novel publisher = Ballantine| …   Wikipedia

  • the frighteners — n pl See put the frighteners on (someone) …   Contemporary slang

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