Scare meaning

skâr
To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify.
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The definition of a scare is something frightening or a sudden panic of fear.

An example of a scare is a natural disaster.

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Scare means to frighten.

An example of scare used as an adjective is the phrase "scare walk" which means a walk with ghosts, witches and other haunted beings.

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To scare is defined as to suddenly frighten or alarm someone.

An example of to scare is to jump out from behind a bush and startle someone.

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To become frightened.

A child who scares easily.

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A condition or sensation of sudden fear.

That mask gave me a real scare.

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A general state of alarm; a panic.

A bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the building.

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To become frightened, esp. suddenly.

A person who scares easily.

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A sudden fear or panic; attack of fright, often unreasonable.
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Serving or intended to frighten people.

Scare stories; scare tactics.

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A state of widespread fear or panic.

A war scare.

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A minor fright.

Johnny had a bad scare last night.

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A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.

JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.

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To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.

Did it scare you when I said "Boo!"?

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To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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scare away
  • To drive away or off by frightening.
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scare up
  • To produce or gather quickly.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

scare away

Origin of scare

  • Middle English skerren, scaren from Old Norse skirra from skjarr timid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition