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dread noun

ADJ. great, mortal Her greatest dread was that she would lose her job. | constant

VERB + DREAD feel, have He had a dread of hospitals. the dread she felt at the thought of meeting him again | live in He lived in constant dread that one day he might be found out. | fill sb with Does the thought of flying fill you with dread?

PREP. in ~ of After her shoplifting spree she lived in mortal dread of being found out. | ~ of her dread of discovery

PHRASES a feeling/sense of dread