"scares" in the noun sense
1. panic, scare
sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
"panic in the stock market"
"a war scare"
"a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
2. scare, panic attack
a sudden attack of fear
"scares" in the verb sense
1. frighten, fright, scare, affright
cause fear in
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
"Ghosts could never affright her"
2. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare
cause to lose courage
"dashed by the refusal"
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