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Meaning of SCARE

Pronunciation:  skehr

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

SCARE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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
    turn.]
    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.
       [Slang]
    
    Syn: To alarm; frighten; startle; affright; terrify.
    
    
  2. \Scare\, n.
    Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or
    originating in mistake. [Colloq.]
    
    
 

 

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