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Related to scarer: scarier
v. scared, scar·ing, scares
To strike with sudden fear; alarm. See Synonyms at frighten.
To become frightened: a child who scares easily.
1. A condition or sensation of sudden fear: That mask gave me a real scare.
2. A general state of alarm; a panic: a bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the building.
Serving or intended to frighten people: scare stories; scare tactics.
scare up Informal
To gather or prepare with considerable effort or ingenuity: managed to scare up some folding chairs for the unexpected crowd.
[Middle English skerren, scaren, from Old Norse skirra, from skjarr, timid.]
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|Noun||1.||scarer - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds|
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