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scare

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frighten something or someone off or away

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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 smallest field today is in the Arkle, where the dominant duo of Simonsig and Overturn appear to have frightened off a lot of the opposition.
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.
And city centre shops do not want their customers frightened off by over-eager clipboard-wavers.
Neither party has ever got to grips with taxation in case it frightened off voters.
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.
Anglers could be hurt by the arrival of a fast-moving canoe and angry that the fish they had hours had been frightened off.
But the would-be attacker was frightened off by another member of the public who shouted at him, and the three ran off.
City's pounds 15million tag for the England star initially frightened off Toon boss Graeme Souness, but the Scot is to go back with a part-exchange proposal to City boss Stuart Pearce, who is extremely unhappy at the prospect of losing his biggest star.
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