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
Example sentences from the Web for scare
Some of the episodes are better than others, but the decision to avoid jump scares and focus on human emotions really works here.This Weekend: Escape This Messy World With a Memoir|Joshua Eferighe|November 6, 2020|Ozy
A poll from a key race this week gave Democrats a bit of a scare.The surprisingly close Michigan Senate race, explained|Andrew Prokop|October 16, 2020|Vox
Ruth Bader Ginsberg is 87 years old with recent health scares, and Justice Stephen Breyer is 82.
Tesla Bulls got a huge scare yesterday when shares dipped by more than 20%.Jittery investors eye today’s big jobs report as markets rebound from an epic sell-off|Bernhard Warner|September 4, 2020|Fortune
Another potential difficulty is a false positive, which could create an unnecessary scare.The Case for Rapid At-Home COVID Testing for Everyone - Facts So Romantic|Robert Bazell|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
Once I got over that hurdle, it was as if a huge weight had lifted and I was not scared anymore.
I was briefly scared into eating regularly, but all too soon, the fears fade and my old habits return.
He recalled for Koenig how scared Jay was the night he was picked up by cops—though not of the police, but of Adnan.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About our Eric Garners—too fat, too scared, too noncompliant, too many kids—there are always, as Flagg knows well, excuses.
Um, I was getting ready for Talking Dead so I would try to check in, but I also was like a little bit…scared?
He was scared from the world by its vices; and sometimes longed to repose his wearied spirit in the grave.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
My spurs fairly lifted the dun horse, and we scuttled in the opposite direction like a scared antelope.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
What a spectral and exaggerated shape all things take in her scared and over-excited gaze!
As they brush the holly-leaves, in passing, the very sprays that touch the dresses of the scared girls are stirring.
Was it to be wondered at that I felt proud and elated if also a little scared as to how I should get on.
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