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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scare  \Scare\,  n. 
  Fright;  esp.,  sudden  fright  produced  by  a  trifling  cause  or 
  originating  in  mistake.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scare  \Scare\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Scaring}.]  [OE.  skerren  skeren,  Icel.  skirra  to  bar, 
  prevent,  skirrask  to  shun,  shrink  from  or  fr  OE  skerre, 
  adj.,  scared,  Icel.  skjarr  both  perhaps  akin  to  E.  sheer  to 
  To  frighten;  to  strike  with  sudden  fear;  to  alarm. 
  The  noise  of  thy  crossbow  Will  scare  the  herd,  and  so 
  my  shoot  is  lost.  --Shak. 
  {To  scare  away},  to  drive  away  by  frightening. 
  {To  scare  up},  to  find  by  search,  as  if  by  beating  for  game. 
  Syn:  To  alarm;  frighten;  startle;  affright;  terrify. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  sudden  mass  fear  and  anxiety  over  anticipated  events;  "panic 
  in  the  stock  market";  "a  war  scare"  [syn:  {panic}] 
  2:  a  sudden  attack  of  fear  [syn:  {panic  attack}] 
  v  1:  cause  fear  in  "The  stranger  who  hangs  around  the  building 
  frightens  me"  [syn:  {frighten},  {fright},  {affright}] 
  2:  cause  to  lose  courage;  "dashed  by  the  refusal"  [syn:  {daunt}, 
  {dash},  {scare  off},  {pall},  {frighten  off},  {scare  away}, 
  {frighten  away}] 

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