fear for


fear for
phr verb
Fear for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑safety, ↑sanity

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  • fear for — ˈfear for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fear for he/she/it fears for present participle fearing for past tense feared for past p …   Useful english dictionary

  • fear for — Fear Fear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feared} (f[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fearing}.] [OE. feren, faeren, to frighten, to be afraid, AS. f[=ae]ran to terrify. See {Fear}, n.] 1. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fear for — a feeling of anxiety regarding. → fear fear for feel anxiety on behalf of. → fear …   English new terms dictionary

  • fear for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fear for : present tense I/you/we/they fear for he/she/it fears for present participle fearing for past tense feared for past participle feared for fear for someone/something to feel worried about someone or… …   English dictionary

  • fear for — Syn: worry about, feel anxious about, feel concerned about, have anxieties about …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • fear for somebody — ˈfear for sb/sth derived to be worried about sb/sth • We fear for his safety. • He feared for his mother, left alone on the farm. Main entry: ↑fearderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • fear for something — ˈfear for sb/sth derived to be worried about sb/sth • We fear for his safety. • He feared for his mother, left alone on the farm. Main entry: ↑fearderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈfear for sb/sth — phrasal verb to feel worried about someone or something because you think that something bad may happen I fear greatly for their safety.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Fear — Fear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feared} (f[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fearing}.] [OE. feren, faeren, to frighten, to be afraid, AS. f[=ae]ran to terrify. See {Fear}, n.] 1. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fear — /fear/, n. 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. 2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of… …   Universalium


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