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British English: /skɛː/
American English: /skɛr/

Translation of scare in French:


  • 3 (rumour)
    bruits (mpl) alarmistes
    food scare
    alerte (f) à l'intoxication alimentaire
    bomb/rabies scare
    alerte à la bombe/rage

transitive verb

  • faire peur à, effrayer (animal, person)
    to scare somebody into doing something
    forcer quelqu'un à faire quelque chose par intimidation
    to scare somebody out of doing
    empêcher quelqu'un de faire par intimidation
    to scare somebody stiff [informal] ou stupid [informal]
    paralyser quelqu'un de peur

intransitive verb

  • to scare easily
    s'effrayer facilement

Phrasal verbs

scare away

scare off
scare away [something/somebody], scare [something/somebody] away 1.1 (put off)
dissuader (burglars, investors, customers)
1.2 (drive away)
faire fuir (animal, attacker)

scare up

[informal] (American English)
scare up [something], scare [something] up
dégoter [informal] (food, money, people)
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