scare

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scare (plural scares)

  1. 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.
  2. A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
    JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.

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scare (third-person singular simple present scares, present participle scaring, simple past and past participle scared)

  1. To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.
    Did it scare you when I said "Boo!"?
    • (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare
      The noise of thy crossbow / Will scare the herd, and so my shoot is lost.

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From Latin scarus (also genus name Scarus), from Ancient Greek σκάρος (skaros).

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scare m (plural scares)

  1. parrotfish

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