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scare

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frighten something or someone off or away

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He was trying to assault her but was frightened off.
In the editor's view, concentration by musicologists on written polyphony and especially on its technical characteristics has frightened off historians and students of the Renaissance.
Eight would-be robbers frightened off only because their intended victim was armed.
But Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are also admirers and won't be frightened off by the asking price.
MARCH--In a city where change is suspect, the Boston Ballet has undergone enough shifts in direction, goals, style, and personality to have frightened off many of its subscribers and friends.
National governments had a democratic mandate that gave them a right and even a duty to intervene in charting the strategic course for their economies; tO make the far-sighted investments that frightened off the capitalists; to tax the rich in order to invest in the poor; and to try to bring into sensible harness policies aimed simultaneously at both the national security and the national prosperity.
Companies considering database solutions need not be frightened off by seemingly high upfront costs because many vendors are willing to accept their payments over time.
Some feared the high rollers might be frightened off.
These problems, combined with an overarching lack of transparency, have naturally frightened off foreign investment.
The pair took an interest in the Uruguayan last February in their search to replace Mick McCarthy but were reportedly frightened off by a PS2 million compensation fee.
Harry Shaw, 79, was closing his front gate when he was struck on the head from behind, but his pet dog barked and frightened off the attacker.
Neither party has ever got to grips with taxation in case it frightened off voters.
Surely his presence hasn't frightened off the opposition?
The sight and noise of this large number of people frightened off the Welsh and the earl was saved.
The Ghost frightened off Harrock with a 2-0 victory and Bar Du Fay bagged seven without reply against Quarry Green Reserves.
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