English version

frighteners

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfrightenersfright‧en‧ers /ˈfraɪtn-əz $ -ərz/ noun [plural] British English informal   put the frighteners on somebody
Examples from the Corpus
frightenersBut the bookie was already out hiring frighteners and the bet had to stand.Why should this female start putting the frighteners on him now, after all this time?Then she tries to reason with the frighteners through the door.
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