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    In the text below, what does "strike fear" mean?

    Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV's most provocative entertainment news show. I'm A.J. Hammer in New York. It's time now for a little story that made us say, " That's Ridiculous. " We've all heard of guard dogs, of course, but now there's a Tabby cat in New Jersey that is so good at guarding his yard, he can even strike fear in the heart of a black bear. That's right. In North Jersey, Jack, a 15 pound orange and white cat, ran a trespassing bear up a tree.

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    Re: strike fear

    HE makes the bear feel fear. Must be one Terrific Cat He is pretty remarkable since he can change the colour of his fur.

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    Re: strike fear

    'strike (an emotion) into' means to cause or create a particular strong emotion in someone : "Drugs—a subject guaranteed to strike fear into parents' hearts."

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