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English definition of “afraid”

afraid

adjective [after verb] (FEAR)    /əˈfreɪd/
A2 feeling fear, or feeling worry about the possible results of a particular situation: He was/felt suddenly afraid. I've always been afraid of flying/heights/spiders. She was afraid for her children (= feared that they might be hurt). [+ to infinitive] Don't be afraid to say what you think. [+ (that)] She was afraid (that) he might be upset if she told him.Afraid Grammar:AfraidSee more
(Definition of afraid adjective (FEAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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