Definitions English

  • To strike with sudden fear; alarm. See Synonyms at frighten.
  • To become frightened: a child who scares easily.
  • A condition or sensation of sudden fear.
  • A general state of alarm; a panic: a bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the building.
  • Serving or intended to frighten people: scare stories; scare tactics.
  • scare up Informal To gather or prepare with considerable effort or ingenuity: managed to scare up some folding chairs for the unexpected crowd.