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."
"If you scare away the beast, Daniel'll give it you!"
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 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.
'I am very worried about these incidences that are likely to scare away our people.
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.
The anti-government protests of labor groups could 'scare away foreign investors,' Malacanang said Wednesday, as it slammed them for blaming government for the lack of jobs in the country.