fear


fear
I
n.

1) to arouse, inspire, instill, kindle fear

2) to express; feel; show fear (she felt fear for their safety)

3) to confirm one's fears

4) to allay, dispel; overcome fear

5) grave, mortal, strong; groundless; idle; inarticulate; lingering; sudden fear

6) fear that + clause (there are fears that no compromise can be worked out)

7) for fear of (he lied for fear of being punished)

8) in fear of (he is in fear of his life)

9) out of fear (he did it out of fear)

10) (misc.) to strike fear into smb.'s heart

II
v.

1) to fear greatly, very much

2) (d; intr.) to fear for (I fear for his safety)

3) (E) I fear to think what may happen

4) (K) he fears my getting involved

5) (L) we fear that we will not be able to attend

* * *
[fɪə]
dispel
groundless
inarticulate
instill
kindle fear
lingering
mortal
overcome fear
strong
sudden fear
very much
show fear (she felt fear for their safety)
(E) I fear to think what may happen
(K) he fears my getting involved
(L) we fear that we will not be able to attend
(misc.) to strike fear into smb. 's heart
to allay
to arouse
to confirm one's fears
to express
to fear greatly
(d; intr.) to fear for (I fear for his safety)
out of fear (he did it out of fear)
in fear of (he is in fear of his life)
for fear of (he lied for fear of being punished)
fear that + clause (there are fears that no compromise can be worked out)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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