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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfear for
he/she/itfears for
present participlefearing for
past tensefeared for
past participlefeared for
  1. fear for someone/something to feel worried about someone or something because you think something bad may happen to them or has happened to them

    The police now fear for the children, who have not yet been found.

    fear for someone’s life:

    Hundreds of innocent civilians fear for their lives.

    fear for someone’s safety:

    I fear greatly for their safety.

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