frighten (one) in

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frighten (one) in

To scare or intimidate a person or animal into entering some place or thing. Ultimately, I had to frighten the dog in because we were already running late, and she wasn't listening to any of my commands. Frighten the children in if you have to—just get them indoors before this storm hits.
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Coach:Terry Matterson (Nov 05) Last season: 7th Key ins: Paul Jackson, Steve Snitch Outs: Chris Feather, Ryan Boyle Prospects: Tigers did well to reach the play-offs last season, but will find it difficult to frighten in 2010.