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horror storynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​story in which very ​frightening and ​unnatural things ​happen a ​report of ​realevents in which things have gone very ​wrong: the ​usualtravelhorrorstories about ​delays at the ​airport and ​flightcancellations
(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 ​badhappens: I’ve ​heard a lot of horror stories about ​peopledrivingtheircar and ​suddenly the ​steeringwheel 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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