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Verb: scare  skehr
  1. Cause fear in
    "The stranger who hangs around the building scares me";
    - frighten, fright [archaic], affright
  2. Cause to lose courage; to be daunted; to be scared away
    "scared off by the refusal"; "scared away by the refusal"; "scared by the refusal";
    - daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away
Noun: scare  skehr
  1. Sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building";
    - panic
  2. A sudden attack of fear
    - panic attack
  3. A sudden experience causing fear or alarm
    "I had a scare but went back to sleep";
    - fright

Derived forms: scared, scaring, scares

Type of: anxiety, anxiousness, excite, fear, fearfulness, fright, intimidate, put the frigheners on [Brit, informal], put the screws on [informal], shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Encyclopedia: Scare