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English definition of “have a horror of sth”

have a horror of sth

to hate something very much or be very frightened of something: It may be childish but I have a horror of worms.Afraid
(Definition of have a horror of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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