Translation of "scare" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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scareverb [ I or T ]

uk /skeər/ us /sker/

C1 to (make a person or animal) feel frightened

Sudden noises scare her. 突然的响声把她吓了一跳。
She's very brave - she doesn't scare easily. 她很勇敢——她不会那么容易害怕的。
He scared me out of my wits (= made me extremely frightened) by driving so fast. 他开得那么快,把我吓得半死。
Meeting new people scares me stiff/to death (= makes me extremely nervous and worried). 与陌生人见面我会感到很紧张,手足无措。
She scared the hell/life/living daylights out of me (= frightened me very much) when she fell out of the tree.


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! 我今天早上看到银行结算清单时吓了一跳。
You gave us a real scare (= frightened us) when you fainted, you know. 你知道吗,你晕倒的时候真把我们吓坏了。

[ 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 炸弹/健康恐慌
The government are accused of employing scare tactics (= ways of frightening people in order to persuade them to do something). 政府被指控使用了恐吓的手段。
The papers have been publishing scare stories (= newspaper reports which make people feel unnecessarily worried) about the mystery virus. 报界一直在发布关于神秘病毒的骇人报道。

(Translation of “scare” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)