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
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.
As far as navigating, I’m pretty good at feeling my way through the dark. I’m pretty hard to scare, but I dare them to try to scare me.
I kept the ball in front of me pretty decent today, and didn't scare too many chances at bogey, but my main thing was obviously I putted great and was seeing the lines today. If I can putt like that every day, I would probably have a few more wins.
The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ... the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it’s noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. ...when all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.
It became clear that the fiscal situation is much more difficult than it appeared, that may scare the ratings agencies and make Brazil's economic recovery more difficult.
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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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