dread

dread dread verb • to be very afraid of sth; to fear that sth bad is going to happen • 非常害怕;极为担心: ▪ [VN]
»This was the moment he had been dreading.
这是他一直最担心的时刻。
▪ [V -ing]
»I dread being sick.
我特别害怕生病。
▪ [VN -ing]
»She dreads her husband finding out.
她生怕丈夫察觉出来。
▪ [V to inf]
»I dread to think what would happen if there really was a fire here.
我不敢想像假如这儿真的发生火灾会是什么情景。
▪ [also V that] noun [U, C, usually sing.] • a feeling of great fear about sth that might or will happen in the future; a thing that causes this feeling • 恐惧;令人惧怕的事物:
»The prospect of growing old fills me with dread.
想到人会一天天老起来便使我充满恐惧。
»She has an irrational dread of hospitals.
她莫名其妙地害怕医院。
»The committee members live in dread of (= are always worried about) anything that may cause a scandal.
委员会成员整天提心吊胆,生怕有什么事会引起流言蜚语。
»My greatest dread is that my parents will find out.
我最担心的就是父母会察觉出来。
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[dred]
n. 恐懼, 恐怖, 可怕的人(或物), 畏懼
v. 懼怕, 擔心

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