At first, she thought he was just joking around, but soon, Mulvehill was scaring her, according to the report.
It's a “political problem because public anger is gathering force and focus and scaring the bejeesus out of Washington polls.”
“China has just done a fantastic job of scaring the world into submission,” says Lhadon Tethong.
Talk show host extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres is known for her love of scaring her guests and staff.
As much as this haunted house is about scaring people, it is also a family affair.
He must not be thought of as a vindictive personality, never so well pleased as when scaring His children into panic.
I was throwing a rock in the brush-pile in the chance of scaring out a rabbit.
The boys on the bank were shouting and screaming, partly for help, partly in the hope of scaring the hideous saurian.
In that way they very often succeed in scaring our game away altogether.
Furthermore, boys have been sneaking in and scaring the birds.
1590s, alteration of Middle English skerren (c.1200), from Old Norse skirra "to frighten; to shrink from, shun; to prevent, avert," related to skjarr "timid, shy, afraid of," of unknown origin. In Scottish also skair, skar, and in dialectal English skeer, skear, which seems to preserve the older pronunciation. To scare up "procure, obtain" is first recorded 1846, American English, from notion of rousing game from cover. Related: Scared; scaring.
"something that frightens; sudden panic, sudden terror inspired by a trifling cause, false alarm," 1520s, alteration of Middle English sker "fear, dread" (c.1400), from scare (v.). Scare tactic attested from 1948.