scared to death

Definition of scared to death

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

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