What does scare mean?

Definitions for scare
skɛərscare

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scare

    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. skerrenskerre, frightened—Ice. skjarr, timid.]

Anagrams for scare »

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

How to pronounce scare?

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How to say scare in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scare in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Gibbons:

    This type of study can scare pregnant women unnecessarily away from a healthy protein that includes essential fatty acids for their baby's brain and eye development.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

  3. Chris Coons:

    I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying,' Democrats are coming for your guns,'.

  4. Nawaz Sharif:

    Those who think they can scare us...open your ears and hear this: we are winning this election.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    You scare the hell out of all of us --- at least, I'm scared.

Images & Illustrations of scare

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