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noun [countable]     scare pronunciation in American English
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  1. a situation that makes people suddenly feel worried or frightened about something
    health/food/AIDS/bomb etc. scare:

    A bomb scare forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.

    1. a.
      a sudden feeling of fear or worry

      I had a little scare when I saw how much the bill was.

      It gave me quite a scare when the cat jumped on me.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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