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verb     scare pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlescaring
past tensescared
past participlescared
  1. [transitive] to make someone feel frightened or worried

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.

    scare the life/daylights out of someone (=scare someone very much):

    What are you doing in there? You scared the life out of me.

    scare someone to death (=scare someone very much):

    The way he drives scares me to death.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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