Definitions for scare

Definitions for (noun) scare

Main entry: scare, panic attack

Definition: a sudden attack of fear

Main entry: panic, scare

Definition: sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

Usage: panic in the stock market; a war scare; a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

Definitions for (verb) scare

Main entry: affright, fright, frighten, scare

Definition: cause fear in

Usage: The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me; Ghosts could never affright her

Main entry: dash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, scare, scare away, scare off, pall

Definition: cause to lose courage

Usage: dashed by the refusal

Visual thesaurus for scare