Definitions for scareskɛər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
scareskɛər(v.; n.)scared, scar•ing
(v.t.)to fill, esp. suddenly, with fear; frighten.
(v.i.)to become frightened.
scare up, to find or procure in spite of difficulties:
Try to scare up some wood for the fire.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)a sudden fright or alarm.
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.
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"
scare, panic attack(verb)
a sudden attack of fear
frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)
cause fear in
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
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
to make feel afraid
He jumped out and tried to scare us.
to become frightened
The horse doesn't scare easily.
a situation in which sb is frightened
We had a scare yesterday when her fever got very high.
when sb says there is a bomb nearby
A minor fright
Johnny had a bad scare last night.
A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.
To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.
Did that scare you when I said "Boo!"?
to frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm
fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake
Translations for scare
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a feeling of fear or alarm
The noise gave me a scare.
- sustoPortuguese (BR)
- strach, zděšeníCzech
- der SchreckGerman
- φόβος, τρομάραGreek
- डर, भयHindi
- strah, stravaCroatian
- rasa takutIndonesian
- hræðsla, skrekkurIcelandic
- rasa takutMalay
- støkk, skrekk, sjokkNorwegian
- паника, страхRussian
- skrämsel, skrämsel[hicka]Swedish
- 嚇一跳Chinese (Trad.)
- sự sợ hãiVietnamese
- 吓一跳Chinese (Simp.)
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