Translation of "scare" - English-Traditional 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 ] when a subject receives a lot of public attention and worries many people, often unnecessarily

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