Bedeutung von “fear” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /fɪər/
Extra Examples
an irrational fear of flyingShe sat rigid with fear.Terrorism creates a climate of fear.He has finally conquered his fear of spiders.The thought of losing him filled her with fear.

B1 [ C, U ] a strong, unpleasant feeling that you get when you think that something bad, dangerous, or frightening might happen:

She was trembling with fear.
Unlike the rest of us, Dave had no fear of snakes.
[ + (that) ] There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries.
for fear of sth/doing sth

because you are worried about something/doing something:

I didn't want to move for fear of waking her up.

(Definition von “fear noun” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)