Definition of for dear or one's life in English:
As if or in order to escape death: I clung on to the tree for dear life Sue ran for her life
More example sentences
- After he had been interrogated, and fearing for his life, he escaped through a police station window.
- Decaying gangs of the shambling undead fire out words and phrases at you, and you have to hammer them back, quickly, accurately, desperately, typing for your life.
- I spent days three and four fighting for my life, desperate to gain the trust of my opponents.
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