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lest

conjunction uk   /lest/ literary us  
in order to prevent any possibility that something will happen: They were afraid to complain about the noise lest they annoyed the neighbours.
Translations of “lest”
in Spanish por miedo a que, no sea que…
in French de peur de/que…
in German daß…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以免,唯恐…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以免,唯恐…
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