There are 2 translations of scare in Spanish:

scare1

Pronunciation: /sker; skeə(r)/

vt

  • [person/animal] asustar I wasn't the least bit scared by it no me asustó nada, no me dio nada de miedo you scared me! ¡qué susto me diste!
    More example sentences
    • A brave businesswoman who is scared stiff of sharks is set to take the charity plunge into a tank full of the fearsome fish.
    • Some are scared stiff of losing their work, others are pressured by family members not to complain.
    • But the upper class is scared stiff of his rise, and plots to foil his attempts through fraud.

vi

  • asustarse she doesn't scare easily no se asusta fácilmente

Phrasal verbs

scare away

scare off v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[animal] espantar, ahuyentar these problems have scared away o off the tourists estos problemas han ahuyentado a los turistas he puts on this manner to scare people off actúa así para que la gente no se le acerque or para asustar a la gente

scare up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] (improvise) improvisar; (get) conseguir*, agenciarse [familiar/colloquial] we can scare something up for supper podemos improvisar algo para la cena Mom scared up some costumes from the attic mamá se agenció algunos disfraces en el desván [familiar/colloquial]

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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 2 translations of scare in Spanish:

scare2

n

  • 1.1 (fright, shock) susto (m) to give sb a scare darle* un susto a algn you gave me the scare of my life! ¡me diste un susto de padre y señor mío!
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    • Megan immediately halted and leaned on the pole tip for support, gulping in air after the sudden scare.
    • Ivory's head snapped up to look him straight in the eyes, her face now a pale sheet of white from the sudden scare.
    • Which reminds me to mention a word of caution when managing cows around calving time, there is nothing like a good scare to make one realise the dangers of attack.
    1.2 (panic) [Journ] bomb scare amenaza (f) de bomba the AIDS scare spread very rapidly el pánico del sida cundió muy rápidamente (before n) scare campaign campaña (f) intimidatoria scare story historia (f) alarmista don't try and use scare tactics on us no intenten infundirnos or [familiar/colloquial] meternos miedo
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    • Three years later, in 1957, America went through one of its biggest nuclear scares.
    • A year of financial crises, political scandal and swine flu scares have battered national confidence.
    • A major pollution scare was sparked off in York after dead fish were found floating in the River Foss.

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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.