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noun [countable] scare pronunciation in British English /skeə(r)/
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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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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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