Petrify


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Petrify

  • (verb) make (someone) so frightened that they are unable to move; “the thought of speaking in public petrified her”

  • (verb) change into stone; “the petrified remains of prehistoric animals”

Petrify (पेट्रफाइ) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • पत्थर बनाना, कड़ा बनाना, पत्थर हो जाना, हक्का बक्का कर देना, हाथ पाँव फुला देना

Petrify Origin

  • late Middle English: from French pétrifier, from medieval Latin petrificare, from Latin petra ‘rock’, from Greek.

Petrify in a sentence (word usage in newspaper)

  • Mathematics used to petrify IT minister K.T. Rama Rao when he was a student.
  • He was always good at mimicry and would often accompany the shadows with scary noises that used to petrify me.
  • Well, I think this blast, just a few days before the New Year, is clearly an attempt to petrify people who visit Church Street.
  • His presence in a press room, in a stadium or a restaurant, is enough to petrify anyone in the first instance.
  • My parents used to petrify us with stories when we were children!

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of petrify

  • Pertify = ‘pathar’ – fy

Petrify Pronunciation

I Am Petrified Of Making Mistakes In Front Of The Camera : Amitabh Bachchan


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