View definitions for scarecrow


noun as in bugaboo

noun as in fright

noun as in ragamuffin

noun as in sight

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Example Sentences

On the way, he shoulder-checks a scarecrow hung crooked on its post.

They dream of a human scarecrow, by far the movie’s most horrifying image, and of that set of silver choppers.

From Time

These include setting up electric fences, training a guard animal like a dog to warn you of any intruding bears, rigging motion-sensing strobe lights to go off when they detect a bear, placing scarecrows around your property, and many more.

The idea is that the mere presence of police should prevent people from committing crimes — a sort of scarecrow effect.

From Vox

You should look like a scarecrow on the yellow-brick road, but you should also be warm by the time you are done.

It would be like if after the 40th pipe in Flappy Bird was a scarecrow.

There, the beloved characters would emerge: the Cowardly Lion singing about courage and the Scarecrow dancing with the crows.

It was rumored that Howard Stern would play Scarecrow and Madonna would play Harley Quinn.

There's no Judy Garland songs, no Scarecrow, no Tin Man, no Cowardly Lion.

His size 22 feet splayed out in front of him, he resembles an oversize version of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

It is at best but a worn-out scarecrow shaking its vain rags in the wind.

For as a scarecrow in a garden of cucumbers keepeth nothing, so are their gods of wood, and of silver, and laid over with gold.

"Silly," said Jehosophat, for he was older than Marmaduke and knew Mr. Scarecrow very well.

Woot watched this operation with much interest, for the Scarecrow's body was only a suit of clothes filled with straw.

The Scarecrow's head was a gunnysack filled with bran, on which the eyes, nose and mouth had been painted.


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On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scarecrow, such as: alarm, bogey, bogeyman, bogy, bugbear, and fright.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.