- vt. & vi. 恐吓 frighten; become frightened
- [S] 惊恐,惊吓 a sudden feeling of fear
- [C] (社会上的)大恐慌 a usually mistaken or unreasonable public fear
sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events;
"panic in the stock market"
"a war scare"
"a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
a sudden attack of fear
cause fear in;
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
"Ghosts could never affright her"
cause to lose courage;
"dashed by the refusal"
- You scare them to death with your mouth.
- We'll scare her out of telling the police.
- His threats scared them out of carrying out the plan.
- The dog scared the thief away.
- You did give me a scare.
- There was a bomb scare during the procession.
- The children scared.
- He is a man who scares easily.
- The horse scares easily.
- Don't scare the children.
- You'll scare the baby if you shout.
- Don't let the noise scare you; it's only the winds.
- His idea scared me.
- Difficulties only scare cowards and lazy people.
- She was terribly scared.
- The children were scared when a monkey appears.
- She was scared by the thunder.
- The birds were scared by the sudden barking of a dog.
- A wild cry outside scared him stiff.
- The thought of my exams next week scares me stiff.
- The child was scared stiff in the dentist's chair.
- The sound of the explosion gave me quite a scare.
- There's been quite a scare about the possible side effects of this new drug.
- A recent series of bomb scares have caused serious damage to the public facilities.
- scare away〔off〕 (v.+adv.)
吓跑 discourage (sb) by fear; make (sb or an animal) leave through fear
scare sb/sth ⇔ away〔off〕
The dispute there has scared away potential investors.
The high price is scaring away possible buyers.
The scarecrows are for scaring away the birds.
He flung a stone at the sparrows, he missed, scaring all the sparrows away.
He got a gun and scared off the thief.
We keep a cat to scare the mice off.
I have got a way to scare those naughty children off.
The birds were scared away by the cat.
- scare into (v.+prep.)
吓得去… persuade (sb) through fear into (doing sth)
scare sb into v-ing
The salesman scared the old lady into signing the paper by threatening to take away the goods.
- scare out (v.+adv.)
用恐吓的方法逼出〔赶出〕 make sb/sth out with sth scare
scare sb/sth ⇔ out
The huntsman sent a beater ahead to scare out the partridge.
- scare out of mind (v.+adv.+prep.+n.)
吓得魂不附体 make sb greatly afraid, especially through shock
scare sb out of one's mind
You scared me out of my mind, coming up behind me suddenly like that.
He was scared out of his mind, giving his first public performance.
- scare up (v.+adv.)
张罗,凑合 find and produce a supply of (sth, things, or people)
scare sth ⇔ up
I'll see if I can scare up a meal from the scraps of food in the kitchen.
She manages to scare up a lunch for the unexpected guests.
The boy scared up enough money to go to college.
Can you scare up another car?
- scare baselessly 无缘无故地恐吓
- scare dreadfully 令人担忧地恐吓
- scare easily 容易受惊
- scare away〔off〕 吓跑
- scare out 将(某人〔物〕)吓出来
- scare up 张罗
An invasion scare took a firm hold of the..authorities.出自： W. S. Churchill
After one scare from intruders she had slept with a revolver..on the bedside table.出自： G. Boddy
Food scares began erupting with frightening regularity, exposed..by a new army of health specialists.出自：Independent on Sunday
The curtained..four-poster beds had..scared them.出自： A. F. Douglas
- ☆ 1200年进入英语，直接源自古北欧语的skirra，意为惊吓。