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

Translation of scare in Italian:


transitive verb

  • (animal, person)
    to scare somebody into doing something
    spaventare qualcuno fino a fargli fare qualcosa
    far fare qualcosa a qualcuno con l'intimidazione
    to scare somebody out of doing
    impedire a qualcuno di fare qualcosa con l'intimidazione
    to scare somebody stiff [informal] o, stupid [informal]
    spaventare qualcuno a morte

intransitive verb

  • to scare easily
    spaventarsi facilmente

Phrasal verbs

scare away scare off:

scare away [something, somebody], scare [something, somebody] away 1.1 (put off)
(burglars, investors, customers)
1.2 (drive away)
mettere in fuga (spaventando)
(animal, attacker)

scare up

(American English) [informal] scare up [something], scare [something] up

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