Meaning of scare

scare

Pronunciation: (skâr), [key]
— v., n. scared, scar•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to fill, esp. suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm.
—v.i.
  1. to become frightened: That horse scares easily.
  2. to obtain with effort; find or gather: to scare up money.
—n.
  1. a sudden fright or alarm, esp. with little or no reason.
  2. a time or condition of alarm or worry: For three months there was a war scare.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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