scarePronunciation: (skâr), [key]
—v., scared, scar•ing,
to fill, esp. suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm.
to become frightened: That horse scares easily.
2. scare up, Informal.
to obtain with effort; find or gather: to scare up money.
a sudden fright or alarm, esp. with little or no reason.
a time or condition of alarm or worry: For three months there was a war scare.
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