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verb [transitive] fear pronunciation in British English /fɪə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefearing
past tensefeared
past participlefeared
  1. 1
    to feel worried and afraid that something bad will happen or has already happened
    The refugees fear persecution if they return to their own country.
    One person is still missing, feared dead.
    fear (that): Health experts fear that a flu epidemic will hit Britain this winter.
  2. 2
    to feel afraid of someone or something because they might harm you
    He was hated and feared by his colleagues.
    fear to do something: neighbourhoods where police feared to go


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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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