scare

Part of speech: verb

To frighten, or take fright.

Part of speech: noun

Sudden fright; panic.

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Usage examples "scare":

  1. Oh, what a mean boy George is, to scare us so! - "Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue", Laura Lee Hope.
  2. Frighten them out of the country, open the gates, let down the bars, scare them off. - "Abraham Lincoln", John Drinkwater.
  3. As they drew nearer I saw that they were dressed like white men and, therefore, could not be Indians; but my scare while it lasted was painfully real. - "Arizona Sketches", Joseph A. Munk.