scare away


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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
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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.
Describing the last year's attack on Amarnath yatris as an isolated incident to scare away visitors, the director of the tourism department in Kashmir, M A Shah, according to the reports, had asserted that such attempts would not succeed.
Police officers who arrived later fired in the air to scare away the people who also stole from the premises.
One of the troubled motorists, unidentified yet, suddenly started removing his clothes in a bid to scare away the protesters.
It will scare away foreign investors, it would definitely scare away tourists,' Roque said.
They react to distress sounds and will run over to see what it happening, and that's usually enough to scare away the predator.
WITNESSES will testify in the trial of a man who allegedly howled like a wolf to try and scare away police from his village.