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Meaning of “scared” in the English Dictionary

"scared" in British English

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scaredadjective

uk   /skeəd/  us   /skerd/
B1 frightened or ​worried: He's scared ofspiders. I'm scared oftelling her what really ​happened. He's scared totell her what really ​happened. I was scared (= very ​worried) (that) you might not be there. I was scared stiff (= ​extremelyfrightened). She had a scared ​look on her ​face.

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  • Annette's scared of ​flying.
  • I get scared on my own at ​night.
  • Don't be scared - he won't ​bite!
  • I'll ​ask her for the ​money - I'm not scared of her.
  • I couldn't ​speak to her - I was too scared.
(Definition of scared from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scared" in American English

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scaredadjective

 us   /skeərd/
feelingfrightened: I was scared, and I ​wanted to go ​home.
(Definition of scared from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scared”
in Arabic خائف…
in Korean 두려워하는…
in Portuguese assustado…
in Catalan espantat…
in Japanese 怖がって, おびえた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊恐的,恐惧的,害怕的…
in Turkish korkmuş, tedirgin…
in Russian испуганный, боящийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚恐的,恐懼的,害怕的…
in Italian spaventato…
in Polish przestraszony, wystraszony, ≈ bać się…
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