Definitions for: Scare

[n] a sudden attack of fear
[n] sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"
[v] cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
[v] cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

Webster (1913) Definition: Scare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scared; p. pr. & vb. n.
Scaring.] [OE. skerren, skeren, Icel. skirra to bar,
prevent, skirrask to shun, shrink from; or fr. OE. skerre,
adj., scared, Icel. skjarr; both perhaps akin to E. sheer to
To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.

The noise of thy crossbow Will scare the herd, and so
my shoot is lost. --Shak.

To scare away, to drive away by frightening.

To scare up, to find by search, as if by beating for game.

Syn: To alarm; frighten; startle; affright; terrify.

Scare, n.
Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or
originating in mistake. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: affright, fright, frighten, panic, panic attack

See Also: alarm, anxiety, anxiousness, appal, appall, awe, bluff, consternate, dash, daunt, dismay, dread, excite, fear, fear, fearfulness, fright, frighten away, frighten off, horrify, intimidate, pall, red scare, restrain, scare, scare away, scare off, shake, shake up, spook, stimulate, stir, terrify, terrorise, terrorize

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