verb (used with object), scared, scaring.
to fill, especially suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm.
verb (used without object), scared, scaring.
to become frightened:
That horse scares easily.
a sudden fright or alarm, especially with little or no reason.
a time or condition of alarm or worry:
For three months there was a war scare.
Verb phrases
scare up, Informal. to obtain with effort; find or gather:
to scare up money.
to fill or be filled with fear or alarm
(transitive; often foll by away or off) to drive (away) by frightening
(transitive) (US & Canadian, informal) (foll by up)

to produce (a meal) quickly from whatever is available
to manage to find (something) quickly or with difficulty: brewers need to scare up more sales

a sudden attack of fear or alarm
a period of general fear or alarm
causing (needless) fear or alarm: a scare story


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