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Meaning of "put the frighteners on" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON

put that in your pipe and smoke it
put the bite on someone
put the boot in
put the cart before the horse
put the cat among the pigeons
put the clock back
put the fear of God into
put the finger on
put the hard word on
put the kibosh on
put the lid on
put the mockers on
put the moz on
put the nips in
put the question
put the record straight
put the wind up
put their heads together
put through
put to bed

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON

and the same to you with knobs on
clap eyes on
die with one´s boots on
get one´s skates on
keep tabs on
lay hands on
put the mockers on
set eyes on
set one´s sights on
to put the mocks on
with one´s beer goggles on

Synonyms and antonyms of put the frighteners on in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «put the frighteners on» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

把frighteners上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner los frighteners en
570 millions of speakers

English

put the frighteners on
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर frighteners डाल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

وضع frighteners على
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

положить Страшилы на
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar os frighteners em
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভয়ঙ্কর উপর রাখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre les effaroucheurs sur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan frighteners pada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

setzen die Frighteners auf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上さまよう魂たちを置く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 frighteners 을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyelehake sing wedi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt frighteners trên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயமுறுத்தியவர்களை வைத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भयावहता लावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Korkutmak koymak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere Sospesi su
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić Przerażaczy na
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покласти Страшили на
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune Frighteners pe
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

βάλει τις Frighteners για
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit die frighteners op
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta Frighteners på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette frighteners på
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of put the frighteners on

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON»

The term «put the frighteners on» is normally little used and occupies the 126.898 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about put the frighteners on

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON»

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
1930–. K. WATERHOUSE Take your frigging mucky hands off my pullover (1959) . frightener noun 1 to put the frighteners on to intimidate. 1958–. A. PRIOR Hisjob had been to put the frighteners on various shopkeepers (1966). 2 A member ofa ...
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
1998 John Milne Alive 8 Kicking She decides to put the frighteners on him by hiring me as a private detective. fritz go (or be) on the fritz (of a machine) stop working properly. North American informal 6 The nature of any connection with Fritz, ...
John Ayto, 2010
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War Crimes for the Home
—If you came here to put the frighteners on me, it ain't working. —Why would you think I came here to — put the frighteners on you? —How far d'you come then? — From London. —Train or car? —By train. —Two hours is it still? I used to do ...
Liz Jensen, 2011
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Untitled
z/ /-z/ plural noun uk old-fash- ioned put the frighteners onsbtothreaten someone: He said he wouldn't pay up so I sent my brother round to put the frighteners on him. frightening /"fraI.t ...
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Souls, Lost in Cities
'The Twitch asked us to put the frighteners on him next time we were making a collection, and we said no problem, we'd oblige, but keep the Twitch out of it. Right?' 'Yeh put the frighteners on him alright.' Junior Bruiser is confident as he ...
Thomas Kennedy, 2007
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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
frightener. put the frighteners on threaten or intimidate. British informal Literally, a frightener is a thug who intimidates victims on behalf of a gang. 1998 John MilneAlive & Kicking She decides to put the frighteners on him by hiring me as a  ...
Judith Siefring, 2004
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
M frightener to put the frighteners on (ffi) ffl (3£A) <t (The bandits robbed them of money and put the frighteners on them. StefflJtT fringe lunatic fringe HL LUNATIC fritter to fritter away ?6»(*tgBfra - I frfi^^ (You've frittered away many chances ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
Put the frighteners on Threaten.* Put the genie back in the bottle See let the genie out of the bottle. Put the lid on Stop, or bring something under control.* Put the mockers on Prevent or damage." 190 / PUT THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS Put ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
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Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
... used by skinheads of the late 1960s as part of their repertoire (along with aggro, bother and put the nuton). b. to attacksomeone figuratively, particularly whenthey arealready under attack,vulnerable or incapacitated put the frighteners on ...
Tony Thorne, 2014
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The Bookkeeper's Daughter
'But there's nothing you can do to put the frighteners on someone like Ackerman. You can't scare him by telling him you're going to sue him or punch him in the nose. It takes real heavies, professionals that will do whatever it takes to put the ...
David Crookes, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON»

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Angry Facebook post about 'weak tea' at M&S goes viral
However, the post, which has been covered by news outlets in both Ireland and the UK, certainly put the frighteners on Marks and Spencer, which has ... «Siliconrepublic.com, Jul 15»
2
Frank Warren on Khan-Algieri, Froch-DeGale, More
A scintillating stoppage over the 31-year-old New Yorker who Pacquiao couldn't put away but overwhelmed on points may well put the frighteners on Floyd ... «BoxingScene.com, May 15»
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Coronation Street spoiler pictures: Tony puts the frighteners on Liz
Coronation Street's Tony Stewart will sink to a new low next week when he attempts to put the frighteners on his partner Liz McDonald by organising an attack. «Digital Spy UK, May 15»
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Bristol man who pulled knife to "put the frighteners on" his victim …
A BARTON Hill man who pulled a knife on a man to "put the frighteners on him" stabbed his victim, causing a punctured lung. Bristol Crown Court heard that ... «Bristol Post, Apr 15»
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Theo Walcott vows to 'blow away cobwebs' and fire again for Arsenal
Though Arsene Wenger suggested that Walcott is 'mentally scarred' from his knee injury, Walcott is adamant he will put the frighteners on defenders soon. «Express.co.uk, Jan 15»
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Belfast Giants put the frighteners on title rivals Braehead
The Belfast Giants crushed Braehead Clan at the Odyssey last night to leapfrog the Galsgow side and hit the top of the Elite League table. «Belfast Telegraph, Nov 14»
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Celtic star Callum McGregor reckons power of Parkhead can put the
CALLUM McGregor reckons the power of Parkhead can put the frighteners on Maribor and inspire Celtic to a Champions League slot. And the Hoops superkid is ... «Scottish Daily Record, Aug 14»
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Haunter review – not scary enough to put the frighteners on
Haunter review – not scary enough to put the frighteners on. 3 / 5 stars. The ghost of a serial killer inhabits Abigail Breslin in this supernatural nail-biter, but it's ... «The Guardian, Apr 14»
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Electric Kyle Eastmond can put the frighteners on
Kyle Eastmond Former England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman believes Kyle Eastmond can follow in the footsteps of Jason Robinson and “revolutionise” back ... «The Rugby Paper, Feb 14»
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Armed duo caught outside policeman's house escape murder bid …
He also claimed that firing the gun was to "put the frighteners on him". ... the student officer, insisting they fired the gun merely to "put the frighteners on him". «Belfast Telegraph, Jan 14»

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