scare away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyscare away
he/she/itscares away
present participlescaring away
past tensescared away
past participlescared away

or scare off

  1. 1
    to make someone feel so frightened or worried that they do not do something that they had planned to do
  2. 2
    to make someone so frightened that they run away

    The attacker was scared away when the woman started to scream.

See also main entry: scare