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The refugees fear persecution if they return to their own country.
One person is still missing, feared dead.
Health experts fear that a flu epidemic will hit Britain this winter.
He was hated and feared by his colleagues.
neighbourhoods where police feared to go
They were very late, and I was beginning to fear the worst.
Local shopkeepers fear the worst if the new supermarket is built.
I fear that we may never know what really happened.
‘Will he help us?’ ‘I fear not.’
This is the British English definition of fear. View American English definition of fear.