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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mark Bucher:

    It [ the backlash from the Right to Life supporters ] does n’t scare me or preclude me from doing it again. It’s the discussion everyone wants to have, i have a feeding ground of opportunities with the Obamas staying in Washington and the Trumps living a block away.

  2. Roger Federer:

    I get that you think I'm old and all that. But it doesn't scare me when I go into a big match against any player who's in their prime right now, novak Djokovic right now is a reference for everybody. Novak Djokovic's the only guy that has been able to stop me as of late.

  3. Michael Scanlon:

    The retail sales numbers this morning missed expectations. You couple that with the total lack of growth in Europe ... and if you're a short term trader, it gives you something to throw out a bear scare on.

  4. Daniel Kish:

    Any time you make more trips -- whether it’s trains, trucks or buses -- accidents increase, i’m not trying to scare people. But the records show that if you move more stuff there will be more problems.

  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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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. contiguous
    • B. occlusive
    • C. ravening
    • D. adscripted

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