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English verb: scare away

1. scare away (emotion) cause to lose courage

SamplesDashed by the refusal.

ExamplesSam cannot scare away Sue

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

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)intimidate, restrain

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