scare away-off meaning

1. scare away/off sbscare sb away/off to make a person or animal go away by frightening them:
We lit fires to scare away the wolves.
Luckily, her sister came home and scared the intruder off before he could do any harm.
SIMILAR TO: frighten away/off
2. scare away/off sbscare sb away/off to stop someone from doing something they intended to do, by making them feel worried or nervous:
Mayor Brown blamed the media for exaggerating the city's crime problem and scaring tourists away.
Rising prices are scaring off many potential customers.
SIMILAR TO: frighten away/off

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