Sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events:
— A war scare.
— A bomb scare led them to evacuate the building.
A sudden attack of fear.
synonym: panic attack.
Cause fear in.
Dutch: bang, beangstigen
Cause to lose courage.
Dutch: afschrikken, ontmoedigen, overweldigen
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