transitive verb
1. (to frighten) 
a. asustar 
Horror movies don't scare me.Las películas de terror no me asustan.
intransitive verb
2. (to get frightened) 
a. asustarse 
She doesn't scare easily.Ella no se asusta con facilidad.
3. (fright) 
a. el susto (M) 
Monica had a scare when the fireworks suddenly exploded.Mónica se llevó un susto cuando de repente explotaron los fuegos artificiales.
1. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
a safety/pollution scareuna alarma (social) por razones de seguridad/contaminación
you gave me an awful scareme has dado un susto tremendo
transitive verb
2. (general) 
a. asustar 
3. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
to scare the life out of somebody, to scare the living daylights out of somebodypegarle un susto de muerte a alguien
intransitive verb
4. (general) 
a. asustarse 
scare [ˈskɛəʳ]
1 (fright) susto (m)
to cause a scare sembrar el pánico
to give sb a scare dar un susto or asustar a algn
what a scare you gave me! ¡qué susto me diste!
we got a bit of a scare nos pegamos un susto; tuvimos un sobresalto
2 (panic, threat)
bomb scare amenaza (f) de bomba; the invasion scare (panic) el pánico de la invasión; (rumours) los rumores alarmistas de una invasión
the mad cow disease scare
transitive verb
1 (frighten) asustar
he was pulling monster faces, trying to scare his little sister the loud noise scared her the dog scared him
you scared me! ¡me has asustado!
to scare sb to death darle un susto de muerte a algn
to scare the hell or life out of sb darle un susto de muerte a algn
to scare sb stiff darle un susto de muerte a algn
to be scared (frightened) tener miedo; estar asustado; don't be scared no tengas miedo; no te asustes; we were really scared teníamos mucho miedo; estábamos muy asustados; to be scared to do sth tener miedo de hacer algo
I'm scared to answer the phone
she was too scared to talk estaba demasiado asustada para poder hablar; no podía hablar del susto
to be scared to death estar muerto de miedo
to be scared of sb/sth
he's scared of women tiene miedo a las mujeres; are you scared of him? ¿le tienes miedo?; I'm scared of spiders les tengo miedo a or me dan miedo las arañas
I'm scared of heights
to be scared of doing sth tener miedo de hacer algo
She's scared of crossing the road on her own
to be scared stiff estar muerto de miedo
to be scared out of one's wits estar muerto de miedo
intransitive verb
he doesn't scare easily no se asusta fácilmente
scare campaign (n) campaña (f) alarmista; campaña (f) de intimidación
scare story (n)
it's only a scare story se trata de un reportaje alarmista
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