scare sb/sth away/off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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scare sb/sth away/off

phrasal verb with scare uk   /skeər/  us   /sker/ verb [I or T]
C1 to make a ​person or an ​animal so ​frightened that he, she, or it goes away: Don't make too much ​noise or you'll ​scare away the ​birds. She ​scared off her ​attacker by ​screaming.
(Definition of scare sb/sth away/off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scare sb/sth away/off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…吓跑…
in Turkish korkutup/ürkütüp kaçırmak…
in Russian отпугивать кого-либо/что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…嚇跑…
in Polish odstraszać kogoś/coś, płoszyć kogoś/coś…
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