Meaning of “scared” in the English Dictionary

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"scared" in British English

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uk /skeəd/ us /skerd/

B1 frightened or worried:

He's scared of spiders.
I'm scared of telling her what really happened.
He's scared to tell her what really happened.
I was scared (= very worried) (that) you might not be there.
I was scared stiff (= extremely frightened).
She had a scared look on her face.

More examples

  • 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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us /skeərd/

feeling frightened:

I was scared, and I wanted to go home.

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

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