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scare

 (skâr)
v. scared, scar·ing, scares
v.tr.
To strike with sudden fear; alarm. See Synonyms at frighten.
v.intr.
To become frightened: a child who scares easily.
n.
1. A condition or sensation of sudden fear: That mask gave me a real scare.
2. A general state of alarm; a panic: a bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the building.
adj.
Serving or intended to frighten people: scare stories; scare tactics.
Phrasal Verb:
scare up Informal
To gather or prepare with considerable effort or ingenuity: managed to scare up some folding chairs for the unexpected crowd.

[Middle English skerren, scaren, from Old Norse skirra, from skjarr, timid.]

scar′er n.

scare

(skɛə)
vb
1. to fill or be filled with fear or alarm
2. (tr; often foll by away or off) to drive (away) by frightening
3. (tr) informal (foll by up)
a. to produce (a meal) quickly from whatever is available
b. to manage to find (something) quickly or with difficulty: brewers need to scare up more sales.
n
4. a sudden attack of fear or alarm
5. a period of general fear or alarm
adj
causing (needless) fear or alarm: a scare story.
[C12: from Old Norse skirra; related to Norwegian skjerra, Swedish dialect skjarra]
ˈscarer n

scare

(skɛər)

v. scared, scar•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to fill, esp. suddenly, with fear; frighten.
v.i.
2. to become frightened.
3. scare up, to find or procure in spite of difficulties: Try to scare up some wood for the fire.
n.
4. a sudden fright or alarm.
5. a time or condition of alarm or worry: a war scare.
[1150–1200; (v.) Middle English skerren < Old Norse skirra to frighten; (n.) late Middle English skere, derivative of the v.]
scar′er, n.

scare

- The shank of a golf club can be called the scare.
See also related terms for shank.

scare


Past participle: scared
Gerund: scaring

Imperative
scare
scare
Present
I scare
you scare
he/she/it scares
we scare
you scare
they scare
Preterite
I scared
you scared
he/she/it scared
we scared
you scared
they scared
Present Continuous
I am scaring
you are scaring
he/she/it is scaring
we are scaring
you are scaring
they are scaring
Present Perfect
I have scared
you have scared
he/she/it has scared
we have scared
you have scared
they have scared
Past Continuous
I was scaring
you were scaring
he/she/it was scaring
we were scaring
you were scaring
they were scaring
Past Perfect
I had scared
you had scared
he/she/it had scared
we had scared
you had scared
they had scared
Future
I will scare
you will scare
he/she/it will scare
we will scare
you will scare
they will scare
Future Perfect
I will have scared
you will have scared
he/she/it will have scared
we will have scared
you will have scared
they will have scared
Future Continuous
I will be scaring
you will be scaring
he/she/it will be scaring
we will be scaring
you will be scaring
they will be scaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scaring
you have been scaring
he/she/it has been scaring
we have been scaring
you have been scaring
they have been scaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scaring
you will have been scaring
he/she/it will have been scaring
we will have been scaring
you will have been scaring
they will have been scaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scaring
you had been scaring
he/she/it had been scaring
we had been scaring
you had been scaring
they had been scaring
Conditional
I would scare
you would scare
he/she/it would scare
we would scare
you would scare
they would scare
Past Conditional
I would have scared
you would have scared
he/she/it would have scared
we would have scared
you would have scared
they would have scared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scare - sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated eventsscare - 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"
anxiety, anxiousness - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
red scare - a period of general fear of communists
2.scare - a sudden attack of fearscare - a sudden attack of fear    
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Verb1.scare - cause fear inscare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
bluff - frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
awe - inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
terrify, terrorise, terrorize - fill with terror; frighten greatly
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
alarm, horrify, appal, appall, dismay - fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
consternate - fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"
spook - frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action; "The noise spooked the horse"
2.scare - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats

scare

verb
1. frighten, alarm, terrify, panic, shock, startle, intimidate, dismay, daunt, terrorize, put the wind up (someone) (informal), give (someone) a fright, give (someone) a turn (informal), scare the bejesus out of (informal), affright (archaic) She's just trying to scare me.
noun
1. fright, shock, start, turn We got a bit of a scare.
2. panic, hysteria the doctor at the centre of an Aids scare
3. alert, warning, alarm a security scare over a suspect package

scare

verb
To fill with fear:
Archaic: fright.
Idioms: make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end, scare silly, scare the daylights out of.
Translations
خَوْفذُعْررُعْب، فَزَعيُرَوِّعُيُفْزِع، يُخيف
lekatleknutípanikapoděsitstrach
skræmmeforskrækkelsefrygtskræk
säikähdyssäikäyttääkauhupelästyttääpelätti
strahuplašiti
ijedelem
hræîahræîsla, skrekkurskelfing
恐怖脅威驚かす威かす怖がらせる
겁주다두려움
terrere
išgąsdintaskaliausėnubaidytipanikos kėlėjas
izbailesnobiedētpanika
vystrašiť
prestrašitiprestrašiti sestrahpreplašen
skrämmapanik
ความหวาดกลัวหวาดกลัว
làm kinh hãisự sợ hãi

scare

[ˈskɛəʳ]
A. N
1. (= fright) → susto m
to cause a scaresembrar el pánico
to give sb a scaredar un susto or asustar a algn
what a scare you gave me!¡qué susto me diste!
we got a bit of a scarenos pegamos un susto, tuvimos un sobresalto
2. (= panic, threat) bomb scareamenaza f de bomba
the invasion scare (= panic) → el pánico de la invasión; (= rumours) → los rumores alarmistas de una invasión
B. VT
1. (= frighten) → asustar
you scared me!¡me has asustado!
to scare sb to deathdarle un susto de muerte a algn
to scare the hell or life out of sbdarle un susto de muerte a algn
to scare sb stiffdarle un susto de muerte a algn
2. to be scared (= frightened) → tener miedo, estar asustado
don't be scaredno tengas miedo, no te asustes
we were really scaredteníamos mucho miedo, estábamos muy asustados
to be scared to do sthtener miedo de hacer algo
she was too scared to talkestaba demasiado asustada para poder hablar, no podía hablar del susto
to be scared to deathestar muerto de miedo
to be scared of sb/sth he's scared of womentiene miedo a las mujeres
are you scared of him?¿le tienes miedo?
I'm scared of spidersles tengo miedo a or me dan miedo las arañas
to be scared of doing sthtener miedo de hacer algo
to be scared stiffestar muerto de miedo
to be scared out of one's witsestar muerto de miedo
C. VI he doesn't scare easilyno se asusta fácilmente
D. CPD scare campaign Ncampaña f alarmista, campaña f de intimidación
scare story N it's only a scare storyse trata de un reportaje alarmista
scare away scare off VT + ADVespantar, ahuyentar

scare

[ˈskɛər]
n
(= frightening experience) → peur f
You gave me quite a scare! → Tu m'as fait une de ces peurs!
(= public panic) → vague f de panique
a food scare → une vague de panique concernant l'hygiène alimentaire
a bomb scare → une alerte à la bombe health scare
vteffrayer, faire peur à
He scares me → Il me fait peur.
to scare sb stiff → faire une peur bleue à qn
scare away
scare off vt sepfaire fuir

scare

n (= fright, shock)Schreck(en) m; (= general alarm)Panikstimmung f, → Hysterie f (→ about in Bezug auf +acc, → wegen); to give somebody a scarejdm einen Schrecken einjagen; (= make sb jump also)jdn erschrecken; the devaluation scaredie Abwertungshysterie; to create or cause a scareeine Panik auslösen
vteinen Schrecken einjagen (+dat); (= worry)Angst machen (+dat); (= frighten physically) person, animalerschrecken; birdsaufschrecken; to be easily scaredsehr schreckhaft sein; (= easily worried)sich (dat)leicht Angst machen lassen; (= timid) deer etcsehr scheu sein; to scare somebody stiff or to death or out of his/her wits (all inf)jdn zu Tode erschrecken (inf)
vi I don’t scare easilyich bekomme nicht so schnell Angst

scare

:
scare buying
nAngstkäufe pl
scarecrow
n (lit, fig)Vogelscheuche f

scare

:
scarehead
n (US) → Sensationsschlagzeile f
scaremonger
n (esp Brit) → Panikmacher(in) m(f)
scaremongering
n (esp Brit) → Panikmache(rei) f (inf)
scare story
scare tactics
plPanikmache(rei) f (inf), → Verängstigungstaktik f

scare

[ˈskɛəʳ]
1. nspavento, paura
to cause a scare (amongst) → creare il panico (tra)
to give sb a scare → far prendere uno spavento a qn, mettere paura a qn
2. vtspaventare, impaurire
to scare sb to death, scare sb stiff (fam) → spaventare qn a morte
scare away scare off vt + adv (dog) → mettere in fuga (fig) (subj, price) → far scappare
the price scared him away → il prezzo l'ha scoraggiato

scare

(skeə) verb
to startle or frighten. You'll scare the baby if you shout; His warning scared her into obeying him.
noun
1. a feeling of fear or alarm. The noise gave me a scare.
2. a feeling of fear or panic among a large number of people. a smallpox scare.
scared adjective
frightened. I'm scared of spiders; a scared little girl.
ˈscarecrow noun
a figure set up eg in a field, to scare away birds and stop them eating the seeds etc.
ˈscaremonger noun
a person who spreads alarming rumours.
scare away/off
to make go away or stay away because of fear. The birds were scared away by the dog.

scare

ذُعْر, يُرَوِّعُ lekat, leknutí skræk, skræmme erschrecken, Schreck τρομάζω, τρομάρα espantar, susto pelästyttää, säikähdys effrayer, peur strah, uplašiti spaventare, spavento 怖がらせる, 恐怖 겁주다, 두려움 laten schrikken, schrik skrekk, skremme nastraszyć, strach assustar, susto испуг, пугать panik, skrämma ความหวาดกลัว, หวาดกลัว korkutmak, panik làm kinh hãi, sự sợ hãi 害怕

scare

v. asustar, atemorizar.

scare

n susto
References in classic literature ?
Desecrated as the body is, a vengeful ghost survives and hovers over it to scare.
Jurgis was used to dirt--there was nothing could scare a man who had been with a railroad gang, where one could gather up the fleas off the floor of the sleeping room by the handful.
I thought you'd more sense than to let noises scare you.
I was expecting to scare them, but I wasn't expecting to scare them to death.
There was delight and applause when he proposed to scare Nicodemus to death, and explained how he was going to do it.
But now--dear me, I've had a scare this time, and I'll take no more chances.
A bit of a scare shot through Tom -- a touch of uncomfortable suspicion.
It warn't no trouble to see that he WANTED to talk about it, but always along at first he would scare away from it when he got on the very edge of it, and go to talking about something else.
No, no, sir; besides the delicacy and richness of the fabric, I found nothing save Fairfax Rochester's pride; and that did not scare me, because I am used to the sight of the demon.
Before, so as not to scare the rats in front of him, he had turned his dark lantern on himself, lighting up his own head; now, to hasten their flight, he lit the dark space in front of him.
He stared for the swiftest of seconds at the man before him, glanced behind him with a sort of scare, and then in a startled whisper, 'Fettes
I called to the coachman to come, for it seemed to me that our only chance was to try to break out through the ring and to aid his approach, I shouted and beat the side of the caleche, hoping by the noise to scare the wolves from the side, so as to give him a chance of reaching the trap.