Learner's definition of FRIGHT
1 a [noncount] : fear caused by sudden danger : sudden fear
b [count] : a feeling of sudden fear — usually singular
Her eyes were wide with fright.
He was paralyzed with/by fright. [=he was so afraid that he couldn't move]
I almost died of fright. [=I was extremely afraid or terrified]
I approached very slowly, but the hawk took fright [=became afraid] and flew away.
2 [count], old-fashioned : something that looks strange, shocking, ugly, etc. — usually singular