French translation of 'scare'
1. (= frightening experience) peur f
You gave me quite a scare! Tu m’as fait une de ces peurs !
2. (= public panic) vague f de panique
a food scare une vague de panique concernant l’hygiène alimentaire
a bomb scare une alerte à la bombesee also health scare
effrayer ⧫ faire peur à
He scares me. Il me fait peur.
to scare sb stiff (informal) faire une peur bleue à qn
Phrasal verbsscare away
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Example Sentences Including 'scare'
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It has been a nasty scare, and it is not yet over.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I await the first scare story about passive coffee consumption.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Maybe writers are a bit scared of those emotions and where they lead.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We recall that something hurt or scared us and these memories help to trigger our nervous system.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
What will be the media scare story?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Why is my son so scared of food?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Their one scare came in freak circumstances.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They survived a scare against Wales in the quarterfinal and overcame France to reach the final.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Why do older people scare more easily?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Critics fear that the big-budget failure will scare movie moguls away from investing in original scripts or new stories.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He was nervous to talk to anyone and was scared of being hurt.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It was so loud and it really scared me.The Sun (2013)
She said: 'The attack has really scared me.The Sun (2014)
The prospect of counselling scared me.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We were told it was a bomb scare.The Sun (2014)
You may end up scaring yourself out of the garden, too.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Witnesses are too scared to come forward.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Yet too many people are scared to become ill.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'scare'
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'scare' in Other Languages
British English: scare /skɛə/ NOUN
If someone or something gives you a scare, they frighten you.
Don't you realize what a scare you gave us all?
- American English: scare
- Arabic: ذُعْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: susto
- Chinese: 害怕
- Croatian: strah
- Czech: leknutí
- Danish: skræk
- Dutch: schrik
- European Spanish: susto miedo
- Finnish: säikähdys
- French: peur
- German: Schreck
- Greek: τρομάρα
- Italian: spavento
- Japanese: 恐怖
- Korean: 두려움
- Norwegian: skrekk
- Polish: strach
- European Portuguese: susto
- Romanian: sperietură
- Russian: испуг
- Latin American Spanish: susto
- Swedish: panik
- Thai: ความหวาดกลัว
- Turkish: panik
- Ukrainian: страх
- Vietnamese: sự sợ hãi
British English: scare /skɛə/ VERB
If something scares you, it frightens or worries you.
You're scaring me.
- American English: scare
- Arabic: يُرَوِّعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: assustar
- Chinese: 害怕
- Croatian: uplašiti
- Czech: lekat
- Danish: skræmme
- Dutch: laten schrikken
- European Spanish: espantar
- Finnish: pelästyttää
- French: effrayer
- German: erschrecken
- Greek: τρομάζω
- Italian: spaventare
- Japanese: 怖がらせる
- Korean: 겁주다
- Norwegian: skremme
- Polish: nastraszyć
- European Portuguese: assustar
- Romanian: a speria
- Russian: пугать
- Latin American Spanish: espantar
- Swedish: skrämma
- Thai: หวาดกลัว
- Turkish: korkutmak
- Ukrainian: лякати
- Vietnamese: làm kinh hãi
Translation of scare from the Collins English to French
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