scare into

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "scare into":
present tense I/you/we/they scare into he/she/it scares into present participle scaring into past tense scared into past participle scared into
scare someone into something to make someone feel so worried or frightened that they do something
scare someone into doing something:

Many people have been scared into buying organic food.


English dictionary. 2014.

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