Translation of "scare" - English-Traditional 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. 突然的響聲把她嚇了一跳。
She's very brave - she doesn't scare easily. 她很勇敢——她不會那麽容易害怕的。
He scared me out of my wits (= made me extremely frightened) by driving so fast. 他開得那麽快,把我嚇得半死。
Meeting new people scares me stiff/to death (= makes me extremely nervous and worried). 與陌生人見面我會感到很緊張,手足無措。
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! 我今天早上看到銀行賬單時嚇了一跳。
You gave us a real scare (= frightened us) when you fainted, you know. 你知道嗎,你暈倒的時候真把我們嚇壞了。

[ 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 炸彈/健康恐慌
The government are accused of employing scare tactics (= ways of frightening people in order to persuade them to do something). 政府被控使用恐嚇手段。
The papers have been publishing scare stories (= newspaper reports which make people feel unnecessarily worried) about the mystery virus. 新聞界一直在發布關於神秘病毒的駭人報道。

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