fear \ ˈfir \
12th century{ds||1|a|}
  • an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger
  • an instance of this emotion
  • a state marked by this emotion


fear \
before 12th century{ds|t|3||}
  • to be afraid of : expect with alarm
  • to have a reverential awe of
  • frighten

Fear, Cape:g

geographical name
Fear, Cape \ ˈfir \
  • cape on the Atlantic at the mouth of the Cape Fear River in southernmost North Carolina

fear for

phrasal verb
fear for \
  • to feel concern for (something or someone) : to worry about (something or someone)

fear for one's life

fear for one's life \
  • to be afraid one might be killed

fear for one's/someone's life

fear for one's/someone's life \
  • to feel that one/someone is in danger of dying or being killed

fear not

fear not \
  • —used in speech to say that there is no reason to be afraid or worried

fear the worst

fear the worst \
  • to fear that the worst possible thing has happened

Cape Fear:g

geographical name
Cape Fear \ ˈfir \
  • river 202 miles (325 kilometers) long in central and southeastern North Carolina flowing southeast into the Atlantic

fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)

fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) \
  • —used to say that it is foolish to take action if one does not know much about what he or she is doing
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