HyperDic: scare

English > 4 senses of the word scare:
VERBemotionscare, frighten, fright, affrightdrive out by frightening
emotionscare, daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten awaycause to lose courage
NOUNstatescare, panicsudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
feelingscare, panic attacka sudden attack of fear
scare > pronunciation
Soundsskeh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > scare: 4 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningsudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events.
Examples
  • "a war scare"
  • "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
Synonympanic
Narrowerred scareA period of general fear of communists
Broaderanxiety, anxiousness(psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
Spanishpánico
Catalanpànic
Adjectivesscaryprovoking fear terror
Verbsscarecause to lose courage
English > scare: 4 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA sudden attack of fear.
Synonympanic attack
Broaderfear, fearfulness, frightAn emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Spanishataque de pánico, susto
Catalanatac de pànic
Adjectivesscaryprovoking fear terror
Verbsscaredrive out by frightening
English > scare: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningdrive out by frightening.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will scare him; Sam cannot scare Sue
Synonymsfrighten, fright, affright
Cause tofear, dreadBe afraid or scared of
Narroweraweinspire awe in
blufffrighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
consternateFill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrifyFill with apprehension or alarm
intimidatemake timid or fearful
spookfrighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
terrify, terrorize, terroriseFill with terror
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishamedrentar, asustar, atemorizar, espantar
Catalanesglaiar, espantar
Nounsscarea sudden attack of fear
scareran effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
English > scare: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningCause to lose courage.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to scare Sue
Synonymsdaunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away
BroaderintimidateTo compel or deter by or as if by threats / threats
Spanishacobardar, asustar, espantar, intimidar
Catalanacoquinar, acovardir, desanimar, descoratjar, esglaiar, espantar
Nounsscaresudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

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