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scare

verb [I or T] uk   /skeər/  us   /sker/
C1 to (make a person or animal) feel frightened: Sudden noises scare her. She's very brave - she doesn't scare easily. He scared me out of my wits (= made me extremely frightened) when he was driving so fast. Meeting new people scares me stiff/to death (= makes me extremely nervous and worried). She scared the hell/life/living daylights out of me (= frightened me very much) when she fell out of the tree.

scare

noun uk   /skeər/  us   /sker/
[S] a sudden feeling of fear or worry: I got/had a scare (= I was very worried) when I looked at my bank statement this morning! You gave us a real scare (= frightened us) when you fainted, you know. [C] an occasion when a subject receives a lot of public attention and worries many people, often when there is no real danger: a bomb/health scare The government are accused of employing scare tactics (= ways of frightening people in order to persuade them to do something). The press have been publishing scare stories (= newspaper reports which make people feel unnecessarily worried) about the mystery virus.
Translations of “scare”
in Arabic يَخاف…
in Korean 놀래키다…
in Malaysian menakutkan…
in French faire peur (à)…
in Turkish korkutmak…
in Italian spaventare, far paura a…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)驚恐,(使)害怕, 受驚嚇,感到害怕…
in Russian пугать…
in Polish przestraszyć, wystraszyć…
in Vietnamese làm kinh hãi…
in Spanish asustar…
in Portuguese assustar…
in Thai กลัว…
in German erschrecken…
in Catalan espantar…
in Japanese ~を怖がらせる, おびえさせる…
in Indonesian membuat takut…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)惊恐,(使)害怕, 受惊吓,感到害怕…
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