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Verb: scare off  skehr óf
  1. Cause to lose courage; to be daunted; to be scared away
    "scared off by the refusal";
    - daunt, dash, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare

Derived forms: scaring off, scares off, scared off

Type of: intimidate, put the frigheners on [Brit, informal], put the screws on [informal]