frightened of something or afraid that something bad might happen scared (of doing something) She is scared of going out alone. scared (of somebody/something) He's scared of heights. scared (to do something) People are scared to use the buses late at night. scared (that…) I’m scared (that) I’m going to fall. The thieves got scared and ran away. a scared look I was scared to death (= very frightened). We were scared stiff (= very frightened).