Definition of scare away/off
- The dog scared the prowler away.
- The noise scared off the birds.
- Tourists have been scared off by the recent violence in the city.
: to frighten especially suddenly : alarm
: to become scared
: a sudden fright
: a widespread state of alarm : panic
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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