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scared

adjective uk   /skeəd/ us    /skerd/
B1 frightened or worried: He's scared of spiders. I'm scared of telling her what really happened. He's scared to tell her what really happened. I was scared (= very worried) (that) you might not be there. I was scared stiff (= extremely frightened). She had a scared look on her face.
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  • Annette's scared of flying.
  • I get scared on my own at night.
  • Don't be scared - he won't bite!
  • I'll ask her for the money - I'm not scared of her.
  • I couldn't speak to her - I was too scared.
Translations of “scared”
in Korean 두려워하는…
in Arabic خائف…
in Portuguese assustado…
in Catalan espantat…
in Japanese 怖がって, おびえた…
in Italian spaventato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚恐的,恐懼的,害怕的…
in Russian испуганный, боящийся…
in Turkish korkmuş, tedirgin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊恐的,恐惧的,害怕的…
in Polish przestraszony, wystraszony, ≈ bać się…
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