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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skār, v.t. to drive away by frightening: to strike with sudden terror: to startle, to affright.—n. an imaginary alarm: a sudden panic.—adj. lean, scanty.—ns. Scare′-babe, a bugbear; Scare′-bug; Scare′crow, anything set up to scare away crows or other birds: a vain cause of terror: a person meanly clad: the black tern; Scare′-fire, a fire-alarm: a conflagration. [M. E. skerren—skerre, frightened—Ice. skjarr, timid.]
acres, cares, caser, ceras, e-cars, races, sacre, serac
The numerical value of Scare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Scare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Scare in a Sentence
When you have hundreds of institutional investors...there is a big probability of herd mentality: You see a little bit of a scare and run for the door.
I can understand the scare about the Zika virus, and when you have a souring market, which Brazil has become, the concept of entertaining at a high-profile event can also go sour.
It was fun to battle with Justin these last two days, it's guys like him that I want to go out and compete against, and at least I gave him a little bit of a scare.
[If the shooter had been a Muslim] the NRA would use it as fodder for propaganda to scare dumb racists into buying more guns.
Putin will scare the West with the prospect of full-scale conflict with Ukraine, he is trying to increase pressure on Kiev to force Ukraine to accept a Russian plan to resolve the conflict in the east.
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Translations for Scare
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- espaventar, espantarCatalan, Valencian
- vylekat, polekat, vyděsit, postrašitCzech
- Schreck, erschreckenGerman
- asustar, espantar, susto, atemorizarSpanish
- pelästyttää, säikäyttää, säikähdys, pelätti, kauhuFinnish
- peur, effrayerFrench
- cuir eagla arIrish
- spaurire, timore, spavento, impaurire, paura, spaventareItalian
- 恐怖, 威かす, 怯え, 脅威, 驚かすJapanese
- assustar, sustoPortuguese
- па́ника, пу́гало, пуга́ть, страши́ть, устраша́ть, испу́г, страх, жу́пел, испуга́ть, напуга́тьRussian
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