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

w>scare off

vt sep
(= put off)abschrecken (prep obj von)
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The Ministry of Mines and Energy has accused a Kandal province businessman of defamation and operating an illegal digging site, a few weeks after he allegedly shot into the ground to scare off officials trying to inspect his land.
Forestry Department officials and captors tried to scare off the wild elephant but it did not leave the village.
The embellishments were not only meant to scare off children of DOJ employees during their second annual trick-or-treat party on Monday but also to appease the 'elements' lurking along the old department's halls.
There is a feeling he will be allowed to leave for a fee in the region of PS8 million, which will scare off the majority of suitors.
POLICE are appealing for a good Samaritan to come forward after he helped scare off a group attempting a robbery in Merthyr Tydfil.
The pair didn't make it away with much cash, according to the Los Angeles Times, because the dog seemed to scare off the thieves with its ferocious barking.
She grabbed a knife and banged on the windows but Hertfordshire police later warned her she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon", even in her own home, was illegal.
The Delhi International Airport Ltd ( DIAL) has awarded the contract to scare off birds to housekeeping specialists, Trendsetter, after the contract with the previous vendor expired.
Neighbours alerted by 10-year-old Rakib Ali's screams grabbed buckets of water and sticks to scare off the dog which was throwing the boy around "like a rag doll".
She navigated by the stars, saved water by swilling it round her mouth and said prayers aloud to scare off dangerous animals, as she had seen on TV.
The British and French scientists believe they were trying to make themselves sound heavier to scare off the competition.
ROBOTIC birds of prey are to be placed around Liverpool city centre to scare off flocks of pigeons.