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
The aim is to scare immigrant communities. ... And so, hes going to... do these raids which is a crime against humanity, we are on your side, we stand with you together.
It should be shown in this country and somebody in North Korea should not have the right to scare us out of seeing this.
He said it spun around and started coming for him, so he stabbed it with his spear to try and scare it off, but it just went ballistic and bit him.
Well, I’m starting young. This is book one of eight that that’ll be doing from Random House now, going through third grade. My mission is… kids are never going to remember a time when numbers scare them.
I love what’s happening right now with the #MeToo movement and all of these women coming together and really making these men accountable for their actions, because it’s not right what people are doing, it’s a great thing for everyone to come and scare these people from doing it. I think men in this industry have taken advantage of women for so many years.
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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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