verb (used with object), scared, scar·ing.
verb (used without object), scared, scar·ing.
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Origin of scare
synonym study for scare
OTHER WORDS FROM scarescarer, nounscar·ing·ly, adverbun·scared, adjective
Words nearby scare
Example sentences from the Web for scare
Mrs. Deshales ordered an ambulance, which managed to scare off Wahlberg and his pals.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As we have seen, it is not just the fact that they scare people.Does Free Speech Cover Murder Fantasies? The Supreme Court’s Definition of a ‘Threat’|Geoffrey R. Stone|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An HIV scare, Rand Paul talking points, and a (maybe) proposition.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It really isn't a tall order to scare Americans these days, and in particular our delicate representatives in Washington.The Fear About Things That Won't Kill Us Is Killing Us|Cliff Schecter|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Propane cannons boom every 10 seconds, 24/7/365 to scare away the birds.
I would not allow that paper, blown by the wind, to scare me from the highway of the argument!The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
He had never once mentioned her husband's name, fearing to scare her, or to sting her pride.Petticoat Rule|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
They gave me a scare all right, yesterday, and I'm wanting to even up the score.The Outdoor Chums in the Forest|Quincy Allen
She'll scare away everything that breathes with her aristocratic death's head.Pandora's Box|Frank Wedekind
His six feet three inches of bone and sinew was usually sufficient to scare off any trouble-seekers.Colorado Jim|George Goodchild
British Dictionary definitions for scare
- to produce (a meal) quickly from whatever is available
- to manage to find (something) quickly or with difficultybrewers need to scare up more sales
Derived forms of scarescarer, noun
Word Origin for scare
Idioms and Phrases with scare
In addition to the idioms beginning with scare
- scare out of one's wits
- scare up
- run scared