- n sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
a war scare
a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building
- n a sudden attack of fear
- v cause fear in
- v cause to lose courage
- MOSCOW: Russian President Boris Yeltsin's campaign has turned to scare tactics as the election nears.
- In the wake of the spinach scare, even the friendliest food can seem like a biological hazard, and scrubbing alone won't necessarily wipe out pesticides or bacteria.
- Deep in its other troubles, Japan suddenly took time out for a spy scare.
- Barack Obama in ABC News
There's going to be a major debate over the next three weeks,Obama said referencing the August recess deadline, "And don't be fooled by folks trying to scare you, saying we can't change the health care system. We have no choice but to...
- Lute Olson in SI.com
Olson said he wanted to "reassure everyone that this isn't a health scare, but rather a personal matter that needs my undivided attention."
- Matt Holliday in The Associated Press
You feel like your guys are going to get it done and you'll walk away with a scare,Holliday said.