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English noun: scare

1. scare (state) sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events


SamplesPanic in the stock market.
A war scare.
A bomb scare led them to evacuate the building.


Synonymspanic


Broader (hypernym)anxiety, anxiousness


Narrower (hyponym)red scare

2. scare (feeling) a sudden attack of fear


Synonymspanic attack


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright


English verb: scare

1. scare (emotion) cause fear in


SamplesThe stranger who hangs around the building frightens me.
Ghosts could never affright her.


ExamplesSam cannot scare Sue , The bad news will scare him


Synonymsaffright, fright, frighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir


Narrower (hyponym)alarm, appal, appall, awe, bluff, consternate, dismay, horrify, intimidate, spook, terrify, terrorise, terrorize


Causedread, fear

2. scare (emotion) cause to lose courage


SamplesDashed by the refusal.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to scare Sue


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


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)intimidate, restrain









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