scare

  • 1 scare — scare …

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  • 2 scare — [ skar ] n. m. • 1546; lat. scarus, gr. skaros ♦ Zool. Poisson osseux des mers tropicales, aux vives couleurs, appelé couramment poisson perroquet. ● scare nom masculin (latin scarus, du grec skairein, bondir) Poisson des récifs coralliens à… …

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  • 3 scare — [sker] vt. scared, scaring [ME skerren < ON skirra, to scare, make timid < skjarr, timid, prob. < IE base * (s)ker , to jump > L scurra, buffoon] to fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify vi. to… …

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  • 4 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 scare — [n] frightened state alarm, alert, fright, panic, shock, start, terror; concepts 230,410 Ant. calmness, comfort, ease scare [v] frighten someone affright, alarm, awe, chill, daunt, dismay, freeze, give a fright, give a turn*, intimidate, panic,… …

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  • 6 scare up — (something) to find or obtain something that is not easily available. At the very least, I m sure he ll have some original ideas on how to scare up some cash. We discovered it was impossible to scare up an audience for the game …

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  • 7 scare — scare; scare·ful; scare·some; …

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  • 8 Scare — Scare, n. Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 scare — (v.) c.1200, from O.N. skirra to frighten, related to skjarr timid, shy, of unknown origin. The noun is attested from 1520s. To scare up procure, obtain is first recorded 1846, American English, from notion of rousing game from cover. Related:… …

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  • 10 scare\ up — • scare up • scrape up v informal To find, collect, or get together with some effort when needed. The boy scared up enough money to go to college. Will you stay for supper? she asked. I can scare up enough for us all. He managed to scrape up the… …

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  • 11 scare — ► VERB 1) cause great fear or nervousness in; frighten. 2) (scare away/off) drive or keep (someone) away by fear. 3) become frightened. ► NOUN 1) a sudden attack of fright. 2) a period of general anxiety or alarm about something …

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  • 12 scare — index browbeat, discourage, fear, fright, frighten, intimidate, menace, start, trepidation …

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  • 13 scare up — scare out of its hiding place …

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  • 14 scare — vb alarm, *frighten, fright, terrify, terrorize, startle, affray, affright Analogous words: daunt, appall, *dismay: *intimidate, cow, browbeat: astound, amaze, flabbergast, astonish, *surprise Antonyms: entice …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 scare — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ major, nasty, terrible ▪ a major health scare ▪ food, health ▪ AIDS …

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  • 16 scare — scare1 [skeə US sker] v [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: skirra, from skjarr shy, fearful ] 1.) [T] to make someone feel frightened = ↑frighten →↑afraid ▪ Loud noises can scare animals or birds. scare the life/living daylights/hell etc out… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 scare — scare1 [ sker ] verb * transitive to make someone feel frightened or worried: I m sorry, I didn t mean to scare you. scare the life/daylights out of someone (=scare someone very much): What are you doing in there? You scared the life out of me.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 scare — I UK [skeə(r)] / US [sker] verb Word forms scare : present tense I/you/we/they scare he/she/it scares present participle scaring past tense scared past participle scared * a) [transitive] to make someone feel frightened or worried I m sorry, I… …

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  • 19 scare — I n. (colloq.) 1) to give smb. a scare; to put, throw a scare into smb. 2) to get a scare II v. (colloq.) 1) (D; tr.) to scare into (to scare smb. into doing smt.) 2) (D; tr.) to scare out of (she scared me out of my wits) 3) (N; used with an… …

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  • 20 scare — 1 verb 1 (T) to make someone feel frightened: Ignore him, he s just trying to scare us. | scare the hell/life/shit out of sb (=scare someone very much): You scared the hell out of me jumping out like that! 2 (I) to become frightened: I don t… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English