scared

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scare \Scare\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scaring}.] [OE. skerren, skeren, Icel. skirra to bar, prevent, skirrask to shun, shrink from; or fr. OE. skerre, adjective, scared, Icel. skjarr; both perhaps akin to E. sheer to turn.] To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.

The noise of thy crossbow Will scare the herd, and so my shoot is lost. --Shak.

{To scare away}, to drive away by frightening.

{To scare up}, to find by search, as if by beating for game. [Slang]

Syn: To alarm; frighten; startle; affright; terrify.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scared

adjective

1: made afraid; "the frightened child cowered in the corner"; "too shocked and scared to move" [syn: {frightened}, {scared}]


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