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English verb: scare off

1. scare off (emotion) cause to lose courage

SamplesDashed by the refusal.

ExamplesThe bad news will scare off him

Synonymsdash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)intimidate, restrain

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