scared to death

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of scared to death

: very afraid often + of
  • She was scared to death of flying.

Word by Word Definitions

scared play
  1. : thrown into or being in a state of fear, fright, or panic

death play
  1. : a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions : the end of life — compare brain death

  2. : an instance of dying

  3. : the cause or occasion of loss of life


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