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English definition of “scare sb away/off”

scare sb away/off

phrasal verb with scare     /skeər/ US  /sker/ verb [I or T]
C1 to make someone so worried about doing something that they decide not to do it: If you charge as much as that, you'll scare customers off.Frightening and scaring
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