Translation of scare in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [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.
- 1.1 (fright, shock) susto (masculine) 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! 1.2 (panic) [Journalism/Periodismo] the AIDS scare spread very rapidly el pánico del sida cundió muy rápidamente (before noun/delante del nombre) scare campaign campaña (feminine) intimidatoria don't try and use scare tactics on us no intenten infundirnos or [colloquial/familiar] meternos miedo
scare awayscare off verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [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 upverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (improvise) improvisar; (get) conseguir*, agenciarse [colloquial/familiar] 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/familiar]
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