scare away


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Related to scare away: set about, set out, in favor of, for the most part, settled down
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Verb1.scare away - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats
Translations

w>scare away

vt sepverscheuchen; peopleverjagen
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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.
I'm not feeling well," said the Scarecrow, with a smile, "for it is very tedious being perched up here night and day to scare away crows.
There is yet, in the Temple, something of a clerkly monkish atmosphere, which public offices of law have not disturbed, and even legal firms have failed to scare away.
So I took the intermediate course of walking slowly but steadily towards them; resolving, if my approach failed to scare away the beau, to pass by and tell Miss Murray her mamma wanted her.
A faint smile flitted over her lips when she recognized how barely perceptible was now that crimson hand which had once blazed forth with such disastrous brilliancy as to scare away all their happiness.
The new-comers were only a reinforcement of cadaverous Arabs, in shirts and bare legs, sent far ahead of us to brandish rusty guns, and shout and brag, and carry on like lunatics, and thus scare away all bands of marauding Bedouins that might lurk about our path.
And the centre of that circle was the village, and round the village the crops were ripening, and in the crops sat men on what they call machans--platforms like pigeon-perches, made of sticks at the top of four poles--to scare away birds and other stealers.
They react to distress sounds and will run over to see what it happening, and that's usually enough to scare away the predator.
Even after a number of residents of the village gathered to scare away the settlers, they would still continue to throw rocks at the Palestinians.
WITNESSES will testify in the trial of a man who allegedly howled like a wolf to try and scare away police from his village.
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Councillors have discussed the possibility of drafting in two or more Harris hawks to scare away the pigeons, which they say are being encouraged by scraps of food left by the public.