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dread

US [dred]
UK [dred]
  • n.恐惧;〔古语〕敬畏;畏惧的事物;紧张
  • v.害怕;担心;〔古语〕敬畏;预感到
  • Web惧怕;恐怖;可怕
Plural Form:dreads  Past Participle:dreaded  Present Participle:dreading  
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v.
1.
非常害怕;极为担心to be very afraid of sth; to fear that sth bad is going to happen
This was the moment he had been dreading.
这是他一直最担心的时刻。
I dread being sick.
我特别害怕生病。
She dreads her husband finding out.
她生怕丈夫察觉出来。
I dread to think what would happen if there really was a fire here.
我不敢想象假如这儿真的发生火灾会是什么情景。
I both hoped and dreaded that he would come.
我既希望又害怕他来。
n.
1.
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恐惧;令人惧怕的事物a feeling of great fear about sth that might or will happen in the future; a thing that causes this feeling
The prospect of growing old fills me with dread .
想到人会一天天老下去便使我充满恐惧。
She has an irrational dread of hospitals.
她对医院有莫名的恐惧。
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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