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scare (plural scares)
- A minor fright.
- Johnny had a bad scare last night.
2011 June 4, Phil McNulty, “England 2 - 2 Switzerland”, BBC:
- England were held to a draw after surviving a major scare against Switzerland as they were forced to come from two goals behind to earn a point in the Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.
- A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
- JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.
something that inspires fear
- To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.
- Did it scare you when I said "Boo!"?
Terms derived from the noun or verb scare
scare m (plural scares)