Synonyms of scare in English:
the thought of what might happen scared her
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
Irish informalscare the bejesus out of
North American informalspook
vulgar slangscare shitless, scare the shit out of
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