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dread

Pronunciation: /dred/

Translation of dread in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • tenerle* terror or pavor a I dread going to the dentist le tengo terror or pavor al dentista I dread to think what might have happened no quiero ni pensar en lo que podría haber pasado, me horroriza pensar en lo que podría haber pasado the dreaded moment finally came finalmente llegó el tan temido momento
    Example sentences
    • If £7 represents ‘good value’ in the gloom of winter, I'd dread to think how they will value summer fare.
    • I would dread to think that a scene such as the one I witnessed at the age of twelve could happen in a playground now.
    • If this were a regular occurrence I would dread to think of what effect it would have on me.

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • terror (masculine)dread of sth I have a dread of spiders les tengo terror or horror a las arañas he was o stood in dread of his father su padre lo atemorizaba or aterraba, le tenía terror a su padre we lived in constant dread of discovery/being deported vivíamos temiendo constantemente que nos descubrieran/deportaran to be filled with dread estar* aterrorizado my greatest dread is dying of cancer lo que más me aterra es morir de cáncer

adjective/adjetivo

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