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Definición de “dread” en inglés

dread

verb [T] uk   /dred/ us  
C2 to feel extremely worried or frightened about something that is going to happen or that might happen: He's dreading his driving test - he's sure he's going to fail. [+ -ing verb] I'm dreading having to meet his parents.AfraidCausing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset dread to think C2 used to say that you do not want to think about something because it is too worrying: I dread to think what would happen if he was left to cope on his own.Anxious and worried

dread

noun [U] uk   /dred/ us  
a strong feeling of fear or worry: The prospect of working full-time fills me with dread. I live in dread of bumping into her in the street.Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
dread
adjective [before noun] uk   formal us  
The dread spectre of civil war looms over the country.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
dreaded
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈdred.ɪd/ humorous us  
My dreaded cousin is coming to stay!Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of dread from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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