Translation of "dread" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /dred/

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

He's dreading his driving test - 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

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。

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