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

Translation of scare in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (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!
    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.

intransitive verb

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

noun

  • 1 (fright, shock) to give somebody a scare
    darle un susto a alguien
    you gave me the scare of my life!
    ¡me diste un susto de padre y señor mío!
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (panic) (Journalism)the AIDS scare spread very rapidly
    el pánico del sida cundió muy rápidamente
    (before noun) scare campaign don't try and use scare tactics on us
    no intenten infundirnos or [colloquial] meternos miedo
    Example sentences
    • Nearly every year a frost scare occurs in the grain market.
    • Recent food scares have made the public sensitive to new, apparently untested technologies.
    • Three years later, in 1957, America went through one of its biggest nuclear scares.

Phrasal verbs

scare away

scare off verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (American English)
[colloquial] (improvise)
(get) conseguir
agenciarse [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 [colloquial]

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