Associations to the word «Scare»


SCARE, noun. A minor fright.
SCARE, noun. A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
SCARE, verb. To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.
SCARE CAMPAIGN, noun. An effort to make a large group of people afraid of someone or something.
SCARE CAMPAIGNS, noun. Plural of scare campaign
SCARE OFF, verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to flee by frightening it.
SCARE OFF, verb. (transitive) To deter
SCARE OUT OF ONE'S WITS, verb. (idiomatic) To frighten someone to such an extent that they behave irrationally
SCARE QUOTE, noun. (chiefly in the plural) A quotation mark deliberately used to provoke a reaction or to indicate that the author does not approve of the term, rather than to identify a direct quotation.
SCARE QUOTES, noun. Plural of scare quote
SCARE SOMEBODY TO DEATH, verb. (idiomatic) To frighten someone very much.
SCARE STORY, noun. (idiomatic) A rumour spread by a scaremonger in order to cause anxiety.
SCARE STRAIGHT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To frighten (someone) to such a degree that a significant improvement in behavior results.
SCARE THE BEJEEBERS OUT OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To thoroughly terrify.
SCARE THE HORSES, verb. To upset public order, decorum, or conventional values.
SCARE THE PANTS OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To scare or startle thoroughly.
SCARE UP, verb. To frighten (an animal, especially a game animal) into appearing from cover.
SCARE UP, verb. (figuratively) To find or procure, especially something not easily found or procured.

Dictionary definition

SCARE, noun. 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".
SCARE, noun. A sudden attack of fear.
SCARE, verb. Cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her".
SCARE, verb. Cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal".

Wise words

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.