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English definition of “fear”

fear

noun     /fɪər/
B1 [C, U] a strong , unpleasant feeling that you get when you think that something bad , dangerous , or frightening might happen : She was trembling with fear. Unlike the rest of us, Dave had no fear of snakes . [+ (that)] There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries .Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
for fear of sth/doing sth because you are worried about something/doing something: I didn't want to move for fear of waking her up.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of fear noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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