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"scare" in British English

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scareverb [ I or T ]

uk /skeər/ us /sker/

scarenoun

uk /skeər/ us /sker/

(Definition of “scare” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scareverb [ I/T ]

us /skeər/

scarenoun [ C ]

us /sker, skær/

a strong, sudden feeling of being frightened:

You gave me a real scare.

a situation in which people are very afraid that something bad will happen:

After his health scare, he started exercising more.

(Definition of “scare” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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