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scare tactics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscare tacticsˈscare ˌtactics noun [plural]  PERSUADEmethods of persuading people to do something by frightening them Employers used scare tactics to force a return to work.
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scare tacticsWhatever you may think about the morality of abortion, these are the most deplorable scare tactics.This claim has never been proved and it may have been part of the Securitate's scare tactics.Republicans have complained that Democrats are using Social Security scare tactics to incite seniors groups and others to oppose the constitutional amendment.You also wrongly stated that we use scare tactics such as hostile looks or suggestive comments to keep women away.The company used scare tactics to sell medical alert systems to the elderly.Then they used scare tactics, telling the audience that fat people were apt to succumb to something called Sudden Death syndrome.used scare tacticsThen they used scare tactics, telling the audience that fat people were apt to succumb to something called Sudden Death syndrome.
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