dread

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noun
ADJECTIVE
great, mortal

Her greatest dread was that she would lose her job.

existential, nameless (both esp. AmE)
constant
creeping, growing, mounting
VERB + DREAD
feel, have

the dread she felt at the thought of meeting him again

He had a dread of hospitals.

live in

He lived in constant dread that one day he might be found out.

fill sb with

Does the thought of flying fill you with dread?

PREPOSITION
in dread of

After her shoplifting spree she lived in mortal dread of being found out.

dread of

her dread of discovery

PHRASES
a feeling of dread, a sense of dread
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verb
ADVERB
absolutely

I have to go to the dentist tomorrow and I'm absolutely dreading it!

rather
always

He had always dreaded being singled out.

Dread is used with these nouns as the object: ↑answer, ↑moment, ↑prospect, ↑thought

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • dread´er — dread «drehd», verb, noun, adjective. –v.t. 1. to look forward to with fear; dislike to experience; fear greatly: »He dreaded his visit to the dentist. Cats dread water. SYNONYM(S): apprehend. 2. Archaic. to regard with awe; venerate. –v.i. to… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Dread — Dread, v. i. To be in dread, or great fear. [1913 Webster] Dread not, neither be afraid of them. Deut. i. 29. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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