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Synonyms of scare in English:


  • the thought of what might happen scared her
    frighten, make afraid, make fearful, make nervous, panic, throw into a panic;
    terrify, petrify, scare/frighten to death, scare/frighten someone out of their wits, scare stiff, scare witless, scare/frighten the living daylights out of, scare/frighten the life out of, scare the hell out of, strike terror into, fill with fear, put the fear of God into, make someone jump (out of their skin), make someone's hair stand on end, give someone goose pimples, make someone's blood run cold, chill someone's blood, send into a cold sweat, make someone shake in their shoes;
    startle, alarm, give someone a fright, give someone a turn;
    shock, appal, horrify;
    intimidate, daunt, unnerve
    informalgive someone the heebie-jeebies, scare the pants off, scarify, make someone's hair curl
    British informalthrow into a blue funk, put the wind up
    North American informalspook
    vulgar slangscare shitless, scare the shit out of
    archaicfright, affright
    [Antonyms] reassure
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  • you gave me a scare—how did you get here?
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    scare, frighten, startle

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