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.
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
- Scare someone shitless
scare someone shitless
- Scare tactic
noun a strategy using fear to influence the public’s reaction
- Scare the shit out of someone
scare the shit out of someone
noun 1. Computers. software that is sold as computer security or as an antivirus or other utility program but is either useless or is itself malware: I was a victim of scareware—I got a warning that my computer was about to fail, so I panicked and purchased the advertised software, which wiped my hard drive […]