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horror storynoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɒr.ə ˌstɔː.ri/ us   /ˈhɔːr.ɚ ˌstɔːr.i/
a story in which very frightening and unnatural things happen
a report of real events in which things have gone very wrong: the usual travel horror stories about delays at the airport and flight cancellations
(Definition of horror story from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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horror storynoun [C]

us   /ˈhɔr·ər ˌstɔr·i, ˈhɑr·ər, ˌstoʊr·i/
a situation that someone tells you about in which something bad happens: I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about people driving their car and suddenly the steering wheel won’t turn.
(Definition of horror story from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “horror story”
in Chinese (Simplified) 恐怖故事, 糟糕的经历…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恐怖故事, 糟糕的經歷…
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