It petrified me as a young gay kid in Montana, growing up playing tennis.
Nobody would have clue about the petrified chaos going on inside.
I was petrified, and it left me wondering, “Do I give him this direction?”
1660s, "turned to stone," past participle adjective from petrify (v.). Figurative meaning "paralyzed (with fright, etc.)" is from 1720.
Drunk; ossified, stoned (1903+)