The 'scare' group
The 'scare' groupIn the pattern V adv, this verb indicates that someone feels an emotion often or easily. In the pattern V n, it indicates that someone or something makes someone feel an emotion.
This use is productive: any verb which has the pattern V n and indicates that someone is made to feel an emotion can be used with the pattern V adv. However, there are only two verbs for which the pattern V adv is frequent.
Although they are a young team, they do not scare easily.
'Things are starting to scare me,' I said.