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- fear is part of the Basic English 850.
- (Australia) IPA (key): /fiə/, SAMPA: /fi@/
- (UK) IPA (key): /fɪə/, SAMPA: /fI@/
- (US) IPA (key): /fɪr/, SAMPA: /fir/
Audio (US) (file)
- (countable & uncountable) Fear is a bad feeling usually caused by a danger or a worry that something bad might happen.
- He was struck with fear when he thought he saw a ghost.
- She has a fear of spiders.
- (uncountable) Fear is the chance that something might happen.
- There's no fear of her being on time. She's always late.
- (countable); (singular) Fear is a feeling of very high respect, usually towards a god.
- Christians who worship in churches have a fear of God.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you fear something, you are afraid of it.
- I fear the worst will happen.
- She feared for his safety.
- (transitive) You say you fear something when you're giving someone bad news.
- I fear that she has left already.
- (transitive) If you fear something, usually a god, you show great respect towards it.
- Christians in churches fear God.
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