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Meaning of “fear the worst” in the English Dictionary

"fear the worst" in British English

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fear the worst

C2 to ​think something ​unpleasant might have ​happened: We ​hoped that they would be ​foundsafe and ​uninjured, but ​secretly we ​feared the worst.
(Definition of fear the worst from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fear the worst" in American English

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fear the worst

to ​feelcertain that the ​worstpossible thing has ​happened or is ​likely to ​happen: When the ​doctorfinally called, she feared the ​worst.
(Definition of fear the worst from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fear the worst”
in Chinese (Simplified) 担心发生最糟糕的情况…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔心發生最糟糕的情況…
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