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Definición de “fear” en inglés


noun [C or U]     /fɪər/ US  /fɪr/
B1 an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous , painful , or bad that is happening or might happen : Trembling with fear, she handed over the money to the gunman . Even when the waves grew big , the boy showed no ( signs of) fear. I have a fear of heights . The low profit figures simply confirmed my worst fears. [+ that] There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries .Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words be in fear of your life to be frightened that you might be killed : Lakisha sat inside, in fear of her life , until the police came.Afraid be no fear of sth informal to be no possibility that a particular thing will happen : Malcolm knows the city well, so there's no fear of us getting lost (= we will not get lost ).Impossible and improbable for fear that/of sth C2 because you are worried that a particular thing might happen : They wouldn't let their cat outside for fear (that) it would get run over. I didn't want to move for fear of wak ing her up.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of fear noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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