Scaring
Scare Scare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scaring}.] [OE. skerren, skeren, Icel. skirra to bar, prevent, skirrask to shun, shrink from; or fr. OE. skerre, adj., scared, Icel. skjarr; both perhaps akin to E. sheer to turn.] To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm. [1913 Webster]

The noise of thy crossbow Will scare the herd, and so my shoot is lost. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To scare away}, to drive away by frightening.

{To scare up}, to find by search, as if by beating for game. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

Syn: To alarm; frighten; startle; affright; terrify. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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