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Noun scare has 2 senses
- panic, scare - 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"
--1 is a kind of anxiety, anxiousness
--1 has particulars: red scare
- scare, panic attack - a sudden attack of fear
--2 is a kind of fear, fearfulness, fright
Verb scare has 2 senses
- frighten, fright, scare, affright - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
--1 is one way to stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
The bad news will scare him
Sam cannot scare Sue
- daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
--2 is one way to intimidate, restrain
The performance is likely to scare Sue