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English definition of “fear the worst”

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fear the worst

C2 to think something unpleasant might have happened: We hoped that they would be found safe and uninjured, but secretly we feared the worst.
Translations of “fear the worst”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔心發生最糟糕的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担心发生最糟糕的情况…
(Definition of fear the worst from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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