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scare sb/sth away/off

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with scare   /skeər/ us    /sker/
C1 to make a person or an animal so frightened that he, she, or it goes away: Don't make too much noise or you'll scare away the birds. She scared off her attacker by screaming.
Translations of “scare sb/sth away/off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…嚇跑…
in Russian отпугивать кого-либо/что-либо…
in Turkish korkutup/ürkütüp kaçırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…吓跑…
in Polish odstraszać kogoś/coś, płoszyć kogoś/coś…
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