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Meaning & Definition of Scare in English

English

Scare

/skɛr/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • panic
  • ,
  • scare

2. A sudden attack of fear

    synonym:
  • scare
  • ,
  • panic attack

verb

1. Cause fear in

  • "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
  • "Ghosts could never affright her"
    synonym:
  • frighten
  • ,
  • fright
  • ,
  • scare
  • ,
  • affright

2. Cause to lose courage

  • "Dashed by the refusal"
    synonym:
  • daunt
  • ,
  • dash
  • ,
  • scare off
  • ,
  • pall
  • ,
  • frighten off
  • ,
  • scare away
  • ,
  • frighten away
  • ,
  • scare

Examples of using

Don't scare me like that!
That dog's bark wouldn't even scare off a baby.
Just know that you don't scare me.