throw a scare into (someone)

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throw a scare into (someone)

To unsettle, startle, or shock someone; to instill someone with fear or disquietude. Though heavily favored to lose the election, the Republican candidate's late surge in the polls is sure to have thrown a scare into the incumbent president's camp.
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