scare away/off

Definition of scare away/off

  1. :  to cause (someone or something) to go away and stay away because of fear or because of possible trouble, difficulty, etc. The dog scared the prowler away. The noise scared off the birds. Tourists have been scared off by the recent violence in the city.

Word by Word Definitions

scareplay
  1. :  to frighten especially suddenly :  alarm

    :  to become scared

  1. :  a sudden fright

    :  a widespread state of alarm :  panic

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : 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

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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