Translation of "scare" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /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 ] when a subject receives a lot of public attention and worries many people, often unnecessarily

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 press 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 noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)