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scare

 
Noun scare has 2 senses
  1. 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
    Derived form: verb scare2
  2. scare, panic attack - a sudden attack of fear
    --2 is a kind of fear, fearfulness, fright
    Derived form: verb scare1
Verb scare has 2 senses
  1. 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
    Derived forms: noun scare2, noun scarer1
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will scare him
    Sam cannot scare Sue
  2. 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
    Derived form: noun scare1
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to scare Sue
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