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Meaning of SCARE

Pronunciation:  skehr

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