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scare

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verb \ˈsker\

Definition of scare

scared

scaring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to frighten especially suddenly :  alarm

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become scared

scarer

noun

Examples of scare in a sentence

  1. You scared me. I didn't see you there.

  2. Stop that, you're scaring the children.

Origin and Etymology of scare

Middle English skerren, from Old Norse skirra, from skjarr shy, timid


First Known Use: 13th century


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scare

noun

Definition of scare

  1. 1 :  a sudden fright

  2. 2 :  a widespread state of alarm :  panic

scare

adjective

Examples of scare in a sentence

  1. There have been scares about the water supply being contaminated.

  2. <fired over their heads in order to throw a scare into them>

Circa 1548

First Known Use of scare

circa 1548



SCARE Defined for English Language Learners

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scare

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verb \ˈsker\

Definition of scare for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone) to become afraid

  • : to become afraid


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scare

noun

Definition of scare for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden feeling of fear

  • : a situation in which a lot of people become afraid because of some threat, danger, etc.


SCARE Defined for Kids

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scare

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verb \ˈsker\

Definition of scare for Students

scared

scaring

  1. :  to become or cause to become frightened <Your stories scare the children.>

scare up

  1. :  to find or get with some difficulty <She scared up something for us to eat.>


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scare

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noun

Definition of scare for Students

  1. 1 :  a sudden feeling of fear :  fright

  2. 2 :  a widespread state of alarm <There was a scare that the disease would spread.>



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