Terrify

usgb/ˈterɪfaɪ/Volume
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Extreme FearPlay
Use 'terrify' for situations causing very strong fear, more intense than just 'scare'. SlideGhost stories around the campfire can terrify young children.
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Physical ReactionsPlay
'Terrify' often implies physical reactions, like shaking or crying. SlideShe was terrified by the noise and couldn't stop trembling.
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Not Always RealPlay
'Terrify' can be used for both real threats and imagined fears. SlideHe was terrified of monsters under his bed.