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scare tactic Syllabification: scare tac·tic
Pronunciation: /ske(ə)r ˈtaktik/

Definition of scare tactic in English:

noun

A strategy intended to manipulate public opinion about a particular issue by arousing fear or alarm: we need facts, not scare tactics and false information
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  • How much of this is really true and how much is a scare tactic to make us panic and want to go back to living off the land?
  • He said the notices were not a scare tactic, but a way of giving people information.
  • Lawyers for the victims viewed the move as a scare tactic to keep others from coming forward.

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