- scare away
- phrasal verb
scare away or scare off
Word forms "scare away":
present tense I/you/we/they scare away he/she/it scares away present participle scaring away past tense scared away past participle scared away1) to make someone feel so frightened or worried that they do not do something that they had planned to do
The city's high murder rate has scared away tourists.2) to make someone so frightened that they run away
The attacker was scared away when the woman started to scream.
English dictionary. 2014.