scare off

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Verb1.scare off - 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 off

vt sep
(= put off)abschrecken (prep obj von)
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'Forestry Department officials and captors tried to scare off the wild elephant but it did not leave the village.'
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Thankfully I managed to scare off the dog this time and my daughter was unharmed.
May 20 that a Vallejo, California, homeowner was able to scare off a would-be burglar without shedding any blood.
Argentina's Congress nationalised the country's biggest oil company, YPF, by an overwhelming lower house vote that underscored broad popular support for a measure that threatens to scare off foreign investment.
POLICE are appealing for a good Samaritan to come forward after he helped scare off a group attempting a robbery in Merthyr Tydfil.