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scare

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8 in 8 verses (in OT : 8 in 8 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

scarev. t. [OE. skerren, skeren, Icel. skirra to bar, prevent, skirrask to shun , shrink from; or fr. OE. skerre, adj., scared, Icel. skjarr; both perhaps akin to E. sheer to turn.].
     To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.  [1913 Webster]
    "The noise of thy crossbow
    Will scare the herd, and so my shoot is lost.
    "  [1913 Webster]
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.
scaren. 
     Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scare, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. frighten, esp. suddenly (his expression scared us).
2 tr. (as scared adj.) (usu. foll. by of, or to + infin.) frightened; terrified (scared of his own shadow).
3 tr. (usu. foll. by away, off, up, etc.) drive away by frightening.
4 intr. become scared (they don't scare easily).
--n.
1 a sudden attack of fright (gave me a scare).
2 a general, esp. baseless, fear of war, invasion, epidemic, etc. (a measles scare).
3 a financial panic causing share-selling etc.

Idiom
scaredy-cat colloq. a timid person. scare-heading (or -head) a shockingly sensational newspaper headline. scare up (or out) esp. US
1 frighten (game etc.) out of cover.
2 colloq. manage to find; discover (see if we can scare up a meal).
Derivative
scarer n.
Etymology
ME skerre f. ON skirra frighten f. skjarr timid

THESAURUS

scare

abject fear, affright, alarm, awe, blue funk, bluff off, collect, come by, consternation, cow, cowardice, curdle the blood, daunt, dig up, dismay, disquiet, dread, fear, find, freeze, fright, frighten, frighten off, funk, gather, get, horrification, horrify, horripilate, horror, intimidate, make one tremble, menace, panic, panic fear, paralyze, petrify, phobia, put to flight, raise, raise apprehensions, scare away, scare up, scrape together, scrape up, shake, shake up, shock, spook, stagger, stampede, start, startle, strike terror into, surprise, terrify, terror, terrorize, threaten, unholy dread, unman, unnerve, unstring

ROGET THESAURUS

scare

Fear

N fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence, apprehensiveness, fearfulness, solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving, feeze, mistrust, suspicion, qualm, hesitation, nervousness, restlessness, inquietude, disquietude, worry, concern, batophobia, heartquake, flutter, trepidation, fear and trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat, abject fear, mortal funk, heartsinking, despondency, despair, fright, affright, affrightment, boof alarm, dread, awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede (of horses), intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror, bug bear, bugaboo, scarecrow, hobgoblin, nightmare, Gorgon, mormo, ogre, Hurlothrumbo, raw head and bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire, enfant terrible, alarmist, fearing, frightened, in fear, in a fright, haunted with the fear of, afeard, afraid, fearful, timid, timorous, nervous, diffident, coy, faint- hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety, more frightened than hurt, aghast, awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic- stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-struck, frightened to death, white as a sheet, pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes, breathless, in hysterics, inspiring fear, alarming, formidable, redoubtable, perilous, portentous, fearful, dread, dreadful, fell, dire, direful, shocking, terrible, terrific, tremendous, horrid, horrible, horrific, ghastly, awful, awe-inspiring, revolting, Gorgonian, in terrorem, Int, angels and ministers of grace defend us!, ante tubam trepidat, horresco referens, one's heart failing one, obstupui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus haesit, a dagger of the mind, expertus metuit, fain would I climb but that I fear to fall, fear is the parent of cruelty, Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire, omnia tuta timens, our fears do make us traitors.

VB fear, stand in awe of, be afraid, have qualms, apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance, distrust, hesitate, falter, funk, cower, crouch, skulk, let 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would' take fright, take alarm, start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink, fly, tremble, shake, shiver, shiver in one's shoes, shudder, flutter, shake like an aspen leaf, tremble like an aspen leaf, tremble all over, quake, quaver, quiver, quail, grow pale, turn pale, blench, stand aghast, not dare to say one's soul is one's own, inspire fear, excite fear, inspire awe, excite awe, raise apprehensions, be in a daze, bulldoze, faze, feeze, give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm, alarm, startle, scare, cry 'wolf', disquiet, dismay, fright, frighten, terrify, astound, fright from one's propriety, fright out of one's senses, fright out of one's wits, fright out of one's seven senses, awe, strike all of a heap, strike an awe into, strike terror, harrow up the soul, appall, unman, petrify, horrify, pile on the agony, make one's flesh creep, make one's hair stand on end, make one's blood run cold, make one's teeth chatter, take away one's breath, stop one's breath, make one tremble, haunt, prey on the mind, weigh on the mind, put in fear, put in bodily fear, terrorize, intimidate, cow, daunt, overawe, abash, deter, discourage, browbeat, bully, threaten.


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