To scare away

to drive away by frightening.

See also: Scare

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"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. In summer time, its pumps suggest to thirsty idlers, springs cooler, and more sparkling, and deeper than other wells; and as they trace the spillings of full pitchers on the heated ground, they snuff the freshness, and, sighing, cast sad looks towards the Thames, and think of baths and boats, and saunter on, despondent.
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 lucky person's main task will be walking around the fields while setting off firecrackers to scare away the animals.
Contractors are scouring the rooftops of problem areas in search of gull nests before removing eggs and using lasers to scare away adult birds.
The officers, James Mugo and Peter Gachuru, fired several bullets in the air to scare away residents of Shauri Yako Estate in Marsabit town after confronting a shopkeeper over a bad loaf of bread.
Police officers were firing in the air to scare away a mob that wanted to lynch a suspected thief when the boy was shot.
But as they try to scare away the ghosts, it seems that they are the ones being spooked.
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.
AN MSP is calling for a rethink of an PS80,000 scheme to use birds of prey to scare away pigeons from the Scottish Parliament.