Translation of "dread" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /dred/ us /dred/

C2 to feel extremely worried or frightened about something that is going to happen or that might happen

He's dreading the exam - he's sure he's going to fail. 他在为驾照考试而担心——他觉得自己肯定过不了。
[ + -ing verb ] I'm dreading having to meet his parents. 因为不得不见他的父母,我很害怕。
dread to think

C2 used to say that you do not want to think about something because it is too worrying

I dread to think what would happen if he was left to cope on his own. 我不敢想象,如果让他自己去应付会怎么样。
noun [ U ] uk /dred/ us /dred/

a strong feeling of fear or worry

The prospect of working full-time fills me with dread. 可能要实行全日工作制,这让我很担忧。
I live in dread of bumping into her in the street. 我每天都害怕在街上碰见她。
dread adjective [ before noun ] uk us formal

The dread spectre of civil war looms over the country. 内战的可怕阴影笼罩在该国上空。
dreaded adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈdred.ɪd/ us /ˈdred.ɪd/ humorous

My dreaded cousin is coming to stay! 我那可怕的表弟要来和我一起住了!

(Translation of “dread” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)