Translation of scare in Spanish:

scare

asustar, v.

Pronunciation /skɛr//skɛː/

transitive verb

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    (animal/person) asustar
    I wasn't the least bit scared by it no me dio nada de miedo
    • you scared me! ¡qué susto me diste!
    • We humans love to scare ourselves, but rarely do our worst fears come to be - partly because we worry so much.
    • A brave businesswoman who is scared stiff of sharks is set to take the charity plunge into a tank full of the fearsome fish.
    • But the upper class is scared stiff of his rise, and plots to foil his attempts through fraud.
    • Shock and awe rested, it was argued, ultimately on the ability to ‘frighten, scare, intimidate and disarm’.
    • He took a couple steps forward and thrust out with his sword, hoping to intimidate them or scare them away.
    • Instilling a feeling of insecurity is the best way to scare your population into submission and frighten away potential investors.
    • The man says he is convinced that they were large, non-native cats and said he was shocked and scared by the confrontation.
    • If the cow gets too close to the fence co-ordinates, the collar will make a noise, or give the cow an electric shock to scare it away.
    • I know guys are supposed to be driven by their hormones at this age, but Eros was really, really scaring me with how driven he actually was.
    • I realized I must look rather intimidating so I relaxed and laughed so as not to scare everyone further.
    • The word alone creates fear, and by now almost anything manages to scare a lot of Americans.
    • She was wasting her time, trying to scare an already badly frightened man.
    • The biggest fear was one that could easily happen and was what scared them most!
    • A masculine voice inquired from somewhere to her left, effectively scaring the living daylights out of Sydney and drawing a startled yelp from her lips.
    • I suspect from the amount of screaming she did (the nurses closed the door for fear she would scare the other patients) that it hurt.
    • Some are scared stiff of losing their work, others are pressured by family members not to complain.
    • This news really scared the other animals and panic was starting to grip them.
    • With every corner she turned she had to fly past another guard, and with every door she opened another alarm would sound and scare her out of her wits.
    • They are scared stiff of what other people think, who in turn are scared stiff of what they think.
    • I had never been scared by wind before and I was shocked to have found this fear.

intransitive verb

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    asustarse
    she doesn't scare easily no se asusta fácilmente

noun

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    (fright, shock)
    susto masculine
    to give sb a scare darle un susto a algn
    • you gave me the scare of my life! ¡me diste un susto de padre y señor mío!
    • Even with an admittedly disturbing ring, a cell phone could never match the scare of a clown jumping out of a closet, brandishing an ice pick.
    • It almost seems too emotionally manipulative for a horror show, it doesn't truly rely on scares or spookiness just loss and pain and the suggestion of mental illness.
    • When audiences buy into the trailer of a studio horror flick, they accept the unwritten disclaimer stating that nothing original will happen, yet some well-worked scares are there for the taking.
    • My mind was kind putting me at rest after it gave me the scare of my life.
    • It brilliantly mixes action, atmosphere and jump-out-of-your-seat scares and its female protagonists look likely to succeed in taking the film beyond horror's usual male fan base.
    • The story is gripping and, although the pace is less frenetic than other genre outings, there are plenty of shocks and scares.
    • She figured that he was on the phone or watching television, and decided to jump in the room and maybe give him the scare of his life.
    • ‘I suppose I gave quite a scare,’ he chuckled in amusement.
    • If you have a scare, you are suddenly aware of your body.
    • Which reminds me to mention a word of caution when managing cows around calving time, there is nothing like a good scare to make one realise the dangers of attack.
    • For example, when we see that Emily owns a cat, is there any doubt it will jump out at someone for a cheap scare later on?
    • Ivory's head snapped up to look him straight in the eyes, her face now a pale sheet of white from the sudden scare.
    • When the game started 45 minutes later I got the scare of my life.
    • It has a fair share of scares and horror moments in it, ones that stick with you after the movie is over.
    • The plot is very hokey, just like any good horror movie, but the scares are genuine.
    • Mama gave me the scare of my life!
    • They had been given a scare; one that will stand them in good stead.
    • Everything is so desperately contrived and unconvincing that you really don't care what happens, and any scares along the way are as frightening as a close friend shouting ‘boo’.
    • I really enjoy the scare from a great horror movie, but have to say it runs a close second place to a great comedy or romantic comedy!
    • Megan immediately halted and leaned on the pole tip for support, gulping in air after the sudden scare.
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    Journalism
    (panic)
    the AIDS scare spread very rapidly el pánico del sida cundió muy rápidamente
    • before noun scare campaign campaña intimidatoria
    • don't try and use scare tactics on us no intenten meternos miedo
    • In Germany, the food scare has sparked an about-face on agricultural policy.
    • Three years later, in 1957, America went through one of its biggest nuclear scares.
    • Nearly every year a frost scare occurs in the grain market.
    • The move follows a scare on May 11, when authorities ordered workers to evacuate several federal buildings.
    • He says talking publicly about his own cancer scare helped him get through it.
    • Many of those who gave up beef following the BSE scare have gone back to eating organic beef.
    • A year of financial crises, political scandal and swine flu scares have battered national confidence.
    • The lake, which was closed due to bacteria scares in January 2002, faces a new crisis as low water levels threaten to close the recreational spot in the middle of the skiing season.
    • Despite recent scares, online banking is still on the rise.
    • A tourist caused a security scare when he deliberately left his bag of dirty washing on a plane which brought him home from Ibiza.
    • Thousands of mini-buses are likely to be recalled by manufacturers Mercedes-Benz after a crash in Greater Manchester triggered a safety scare.
    • One of the reasons why people need to be taught how to use the computer properly is that there have been some recent scares about internet security.
    • She has resumed official duties after 20 days of medical leave following a cancer scare.
    • Commuters travelling on London Underground services last night were facing further disruption in the wake of the terror attacks and security scares.
    • A major pollution scare was sparked off in York after dead fish were found floating in the River Foss.
    • The recent mad cow crisis is only the latest in a series of food scares that have driven consumers to demand more precise food labeling regulations.
    • Recent food scares have made the public sensitive to new, apparently untested technologies.
    • The recent scare over Scottish salmon highlighted the need for the highest standards in production.
    • She was upset at having been implicated in causing a food scare and described the report as "absolute nonsense".
    • The number of food scares over recent years has not only made the consumer more aware of what they eat, but also where they eat.