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What are you petrified of?

By 17 December 2017Language Tips
Are you petrified of anything?

Are you petrified of anything?

Petrified is an extreme adjective patients may use to say they are extremely scared of something.

Another example:

Is my son going to be OK? I was so petrified when the police said he’d been involved in an accident.

We can use petrified in the following combinations:

petrified + of – to express we are extremely scared of something in particular e.g. needles, spiders etc.

petrified + when – to express the time when we felt extremely scared.

petrified + about – to express a situation we are extremely scared about

Have you ever been petrified?