terrify

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terrify someone into something

 and terrorize someone into something
to threaten or frighten someone into doing something. The salesman is just trying to terrify you into buying a new car by saying the one you have is dangerous. They tried to terrorize people into staying off the streets.
See also: terrify

terrify someone or an animal out of something

 
1. to terrify someone or an animal to leave something or some place. The attackers terrified the farmers out of their homes. The snake terrified the gophers out of their burrow.
2. to cause someone or an animal to lose something through fear. They tried to terrify the old lady out of her money, but she refused to tell where it was. The eagle terrified the hawk out of the food it was holding.
See also: animal, of, out, terrify
References in classic literature ?
I don't know why, but there's something in him that terrifies me.
The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a
GUN-toting thug Robert Cameron terrifies a shop worker as he demands cash in a daylight robbery.
It absolutely terrifies me," the Daily Star quoted her as saying.
Thin love ain't no love at all' " (164), Sethe says--that terrifies Paul D and transforms Sethe into a monstrous "new" thing.
PENELOPE Cruz loves being famous but admitted it also terrifies her.