Definition of for fear of or that in English:
To avoid the risk of (or that): no one dared refuse the order for fear of losing their job
More example sentences
- This is exactly the sort of compulsive behaviour I have to avoid for fear of going mad.
- He speculated that the tree was ill and the koalas knew of it, avoiding the leaves for fear of food poisoning.
- Players were afraid to take defensive risks for fear that no one would help out, and often no one would.
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