Translation of "dread" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk /dred/ us

[ T ] to feel worried or frightened about something that has not happened yet

бояться, страшиться
I'm dreading the first day at my new school.
[ + doing sth ] I dread seeing him again.
I dread to think UK

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

я содрогаюсь при мысли …
I dread to think what could have happened if we hadn't been wearing seat belts.

(Translation of “dread verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)