An example of a scare is a natural disaster.
An example of scare used as an adjective is the phrase "scare walk" which means a walk with ghosts, witches and other haunted beings.
An example of to scare is to jump out from behind a bush and startle someone.
A child who scares easily.
That mask gave me a real scare.
A bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the building.
A person who scares easily.
Scare stories; scare tactics.
A war scare.
JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.
- To drive away or off by frightening.
- To produce or gather quickly.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of scare
- Middle English skerren, scaren from Old Norse skirra from skjarr timid
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition