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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
(Definition of scare verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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