fear the worst Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “fear the worst” in the English Dictionary

"fear the worst" in British English

See all translations

fear the worst

C2 to think something unpleasant might have happened: We hoped that they would be found safe 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

See all translations

fear the worst

to feel certain that the worst possible thing has happened or is likely to happen: When the doctor finally 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…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More