October is the month of Halloween and everything scary. To celebrate, we have some idioms with scared. You can use these expressions all year: spiders, heights, bugs, failure . . . there are plenty of things to be afraid of, even when it is not Halloween!
Expressions with “scared”
Scared to death
Definition: very afraid
Example: I am scared to death of spiders.
Scare off someone/something (phrasal verb)
Definition: to make something go away by frightening it
Example: My Halloween decorations scared off the young kids in the neighborhood.
Example: You can scare off birds by putting shiny objects in trees.
Definition: so scared that you can’t move
Example: We went to the Balboa Haunted Trail, and I was scared stiff when we had to walk through the haunted bus!
Scare the hell out of someone
Definition: to scare someone really badly
Example: My roommate scared the hell out of me last night. I didn’t know she was home and then I turned around, and there she was!
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