scare [{{t}}skeə(r)]
1 transitive verb
effrayer, faire peur à;
thunder really scares me le tonnerre me fait vraiment très peur;
you'll scare her vous allez lui faire peur ou l'effrayer;
the high costs scared them off the idea les coûts élevés leur en ont fait abandonner l'idée;
{{}}familiar{{}} the movie scared me stiff! le film m'a flanqué une de ces frousses!;
{{}}familiar{{}} to scare the wits or the living daylights or the life out of sb flanquer une peur bleue ou une trouille pas possible à qn;
{{}}familiar{{}} he scared the hell or {{}}vulgar{{}} the shit out of me il m'a foutu les jetons
2 intransitive verb
s'effrayer, prendre peur;
he scares easily il a peur de tout, un rien l'effraie;
I don't scare easily je ne suis pas peureux
3 noun
(a) (fright) peur f, frayeur f;
to give sb a scare effrayer qn, faire peur à qn
(b) (alert) alerte f; (rumour) bruit m alarmiste, rumeur f;
health scare = vague de panique concernant la santé publique;
the revelations about the contaminated meat have resulted in a food scare les révélations sur la viande contaminée ont provoqué une vague de panique chez les consommateurs;
a takeover scare des rumeurs fpl concernant une possible OPA;
a bomb/fire scare une alerte à la bombe/au feu
4 compound-forming noun
(sensational) alarmiste; (frightening) effrayant, qui fait peur
►► scare story histoire f pour faire peur;
scare tactics manœuvres fpl d'intimidation
scare away, scare off separable transitive verb
(bird, customer) faire fuir
scare up separable transitive verb
{{}}American{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} dénicher

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