Definitions for scareskɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scareskɛər(v.; n.)scared, scar•ing

  1. (v.t.)to fill, esp. suddenly, with fear; frighten.

  2. (v.i.)to become frightened.

  3. scare up, to find or procure in spite of difficulties:

    Try to scare up some wood for the fire.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  4. (n.)a sudden fright or alarm.

  5. a time or condition of alarm or worry:

    a war scare.

Origin of scare:

1150–1200; (v.) ME skerren < ON skirra to frighten; (n.) late ME skere, der. of the v.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, scare(noun)

    sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

    "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"

  2. scare, panic attack(verb)

    a sudden attack of fear

  3. frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)

    cause fear in

    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

  4. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scare(verb)ɛər

    to make feel afraid

    He jumped out and tried to scare us.

  2. scareɛər

    to become frightened

    The horse doesn't scare easily.

  3. scare(noun)ɛər

    a situation in which sb is frightened

    We had a scare yesterday when her fever got very high.

  4. scareɛər

    when sb says there is a bomb nearby


  1. scare(Noun)

    A minor fright

    Johnny had a bad scare last night.

  2. scare(Noun)

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

    JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.

  3. scare(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scare(verb)

    to frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm

  2. Scare(noun)

    fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake

Anagrams of scare

  1. acres, cares, caser, ceras, e-cars, races, sacre, serac

Translations for scare

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a feeling of fear or alarm

The noise gave me a scare.

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