scare /ˈskɛr, ˈskær/
Scare v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scared p. pr. & vb. n. Scaring.] To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.
The noise of thy crossbow
Will scare the herd, and so my shoot is lost. --Shak.
To scare away, to drive away by frightening.
To scare up, to find by search, as if by beating for game. [Slang]
Syn: -- To alarm; frighten; startle; affright; terrify.
Scare, n. Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake. [Colloq.]
n 1: sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic
in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led
them to evacuate the building" [syn: panic]
2: a sudden attack of fear [syn: panic attack]
v 1: cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
frightens me" [syn: frighten, fright, affright]
2: cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" [syn: daunt,
dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away,