scare out(redirected from scare (someone or an animal) out)
To cause someone or some animal to leave or flee some place or thing by frightening them or it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scare" and "out." I jammed a long stick into the air duct to try to scare out the raccoon. They began sending threatening anonymous letters in an effort to scare the man out of town.
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