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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.
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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.
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Or are they just using the specter of war to scare us off the idea of insisting our rights?
I continued to glance through my rangefinder, updating Jamie on distance as the bulls moved closer in an attempt to scare us off.
This is just a tactic to try and scare us off," said Nathan "Red" Showers, a 39-year-old man who has been staying at Whoville since last fall.
This is the mightiest challenge in rugby but it doesn't scare us off.
The intention was merely to scare us off, but we hope the voters will come back to exercise their right.
Stop trying to scare us off with the Constitutional Court," Toshev replied.
Ray added: "It was said at the time that the people who were buried at the church used to live in the underground passages, but this was obviously said to scare us off.
Janelle, coauthor of The Sharing Solution, says that shouldn't scare us off from sharing our possessions with those around us.
I think they were trying to scare us off so they could try with another rope, but we stood our ground and continued throwing things at the boat.
But despite admitting that customers feared for their lives during the raid, he was adamant: "They will never scare us off, we've got strong personalities.
The government is using bully-boy tactics to try to scare us off.
If they scare us off the public transport in our capital city, that's another victory for their warped approach.
It needed a little fixing tip, but it wasn't enough to scare us off.
YET more scientists and reports trying to scare us off our mobiles.
If that was supposed to scare us off, it hasn't worked.