terror

noun
1 great fear
ADJECTIVE
abject, absolute, pure, real, sheer, utter
constant
VERB + TERROR
be filled with, feel, have

He was filled with absolute terror at the sight.

the sheer terror she felt when she saw him

He had a real terror of darkness.

shake with, tremble with
inspire

He inspired terror in everyone he met.

bring, inflict, sow, spread, unleash, wreak

The explosion brought terror to hundreds of local residents.

live in

She lived in terror of her father.

PREPOSITION
from terror

She was trembling from terror and excitement.

in terror

He was found hiding in terror.

The shots sent the crowd fleeing in terror.

out of terror

He cried out, out of pure terror.

with terror

His face was white with terror.

PHRASES
a state of terror

The three kids lived in a state of terror.

strike terror into (the heart of) sb

Its fearsome appearance struck terror into their hearts.

2 violent action for political purposes
ADJECTIVE
political
state
global
VERB + TERROR
resort to, use

The group has resorted to terror to try to get what it wants.

combat, fight

He said that the whole world must unite to fight terror in all its forms.

give in to
defeat, stop
sponsor, support
TERROR + NOUN
campaign, war
plot
alert, warning
threat
tactics
cell, gang, group, network, organization
suspect
PHRASES
an act of terror

people who carry out acts of terror

a campaign of terror

The bombing formed part of a nationwide campaign of terror.

a reign of terror

The dictator's ten-year reign of terror left over 100 000 dead.

the war on terror

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