scare off

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scare off

To frighten a person or an animal away from a particular place or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scare" and "off" or after "off." Can you guys quit screaming at each other in the middle of the department? You're going to scare off my 2 o'clock interview! I can do basic car repairs, but a major one like that would scare me off, honestly. He shot his rifle in the air to scare off the wolves.
See also: off, scare

scare (someone or an animal) off

to frighten someone or an animal away. The dog's barking scared the burglar off. The barking scared off the prowler.
See also: off, scare
References in classic literature ?
I was heeled also, and I held up my gun to scare him off and let me get away.
Denial: 'All I wanted | to do was scare him off,' said Neil Truelove, 35
Ross tries to scare him off by pointing out that he has a dodgy cop on his side, but all that does is make Donna a target as well, and she's later horrified to see the gangster talking to April.
He said he asked the thief to leave the house immediately and fired four shots in air to scare him off, but the thief did not only refuse to leave but took the hose out of the gas cylinder and was looking for a lighter to set the house ablaze.
The England youth international, 17, and two friends smashed a window at the 16-year-old victim's house to try to scare him off from giving evidence.
I don't want to scare him off by making demands but I feel I'm in limbo.
Early levels are straightforward, but when over 30 folk need saving, rescue boats are crashing into each other and sinking, and you have the option of using a hunting rifle when Jaws makes an appearance to scare him off, the action can get pretty frenetic.
30pm) Phil visits Archie with a plan to scare him off - but finds Peggy is already with him.
30pm) Phil visits Archie with a plan to scare him off - but finds Peggy is already with him - while Janine and Ian pit Tiffany and Bobby against each other in the talent contest, and Syed warms to Christian as they repair a painting that was broken in their fight.
After) what he's been through in Colombia, no one here is going to scare him off," laughs his assistant parish priest, Rev.
She let him have it just hard enough to scare him off
I didn't want to shoot the 6-pointer or scare him off, so I sat there and watched him as he wandered around for 15 minutes, trying to figure out what had happened.
Graeme Harper, 38, had gone to Paul Chalmers's home to try to scare him off.
Brave Edmund, a bar manager at the Brooklyn Ale House, managed to scare him off and Bermudez pedaled off on his BMX.
The center was not open at the time, but its owner was in the building and fired two shotgun blasts to scare him off.