get scared


: to become frightened
The children got scared and ran away.

Examples of get scared in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most people get scared to death walking on stage in front of 20,000 people. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 If there’s a terrible variant, people get scared and huddle inside. Haleluya Hadero, Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2022 Jennifer Vonk, a comparative psychologist at Oakland University who didn’t contribute to the study, tells National Geographic that experiments with cats are harder, because they aren’t easily trained and often get scared in new environments. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Oct. 2022 Dog urine still spooked them, and they could be trained to get scared of new stimuli. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 18 Aug. 2011 People can get scared, but Lizzo wasn’t at all. Mark Holgate, Vogue, 4 Nov. 2022 The advice for young people during a bear market is fairly simple: Keep saving, keep investing, and don’t get scared out of the markets. Ben Carlson, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2022 Even Sonny can get scared. Tim Grierson, Rolling Stone, 7 July 2022 Pet owners should leave their animals at home during firework displays, as many animals can get scared and run off due to the loud blasts. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 1 July 2022 See More

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“Get scared.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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