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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
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