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English definition of “scare”

scare

verb [I or T]     /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.Frightening and scaring
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