dread - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/dred/
present tense
I/you/we/theydread
he/she/itdreads
present participledreading
past tensedreaded
past participledreaded
  1. to feel very worried about something that might happen or something that is going to happen

    I dread the day she finds out.

    dread doing something:

    She started to dread seeing him.