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fear
American English: /ˈfɪr/
British English: /fɪə/

Translation of fear in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable or countable (apprehension) she knows no fear
    no sabe lo que es el miedo
    fear of death/heights
    miedo a la muerte/las alturas
    fear of falling/flying
    miedo de or a caerse/volar
    her fears proved to be unfounded
    sus temores resultaron ser infundados
    plagued by doubt(s) and fear(s)
    lleno de dudas y temores
    my worst fears came true
    pasó lo que más me temía
    fear for somebody/somethingher fear s for her children/safety were understandable
    era comprensible que tuviera miedo por sus hijos/su seguridad
    fears for the missing climbers are growing
    se teme cada vez más por la vida de los montañistas desaparecidos
    to go o be in fear of somebody/something [formal]
    vivir atemorizado por alguien/algo
    to go o be in fear of one's life
    temer por su ( or mi etc) vida
    in fear and trembling [literary]
    atemorizado
    lleno de miedo
    she wouldn't touch it for fear of breaking it
    no quería tocarlo por miedo or temor de or a romperlo
    she refused for fear (that) she might be found out
    se negó por miedo a que la descubrieran
    have no fear (archaic or humorous)
    pierde ( or pierda etc) cuidado
    without fear or favor [formal]
    con imparcialidad
    Example sentences
    • The newspapers have been responsibly restrained in their editorials which reflect the growing fears and safety concerns of the citizenry.
    • The union insists the dispute concerns health and safety fears.
    • He does, however, see an opportunity for brands to provide consumers with comfort and relief from the anxieties caused by safety fears.
  • 2 uncountable (risk, chance, likelihood) there's little fear of me getting caught
    hay muy pocas posibilidades de que me agarren or (esp (Spain) ) de que me cojan
    there's no fear of that happening
    no hay peligro de que eso ocurra
    no fear! (as interjection) [colloquial]want to try parachuting? — no fear!
    ¿quieres probar a hacer paracaidismo? — ¡ni loco! or ¡ni muerto!
    Example sentences
    • Is it right for society to live in fear and risk the chance of another murder?
    • I have a terrible fear of loss, I have a terrible fear of the unexpected happening.
    • All the time I'm either in fear of what will happen, or I think I ought to be afraid, but this morning I felt strong and resolute.
  • 3 (awe) the fear of God
    el temor de Dios
    to put the fear of God into somebody
    asustar muchísimo a alguien
    Example sentences
    • The Table is a place of feasting and refreshment, but also a place of mystery tinged with reverent fear.
    • At the centre of it all is a shallow self-centred consumerism, coupled with a debilitating absence of fear and reverence for God.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (be afraid of, dread)
    (consequences/death/person)
    temer
    tenerle miedo a
    to fear the worst
    temer(se) lo peor
    we fear that she might be seriously hurt
    tememos que esté gravemente herida
    he was feared dead
    se temía que hubiera muerto
    you have/there is nothing to fear
    no tienes/no hay nada que temer
    Example sentences
    • Economists fear unemployment is likely to persist for longer than in previous recessions.
    • Far more people fear snakes than are likely to find themselves in the presence of their slippery scales.
    • When the person it was addressed to opened it, he feared it was dangerous and police were called in.
    1.2 (think, suspect)to fear (that)
    temerse que
    I fear we've lost our way
    (mucho) me temo que nos hemos perdido
    it's feared he may have been murdered
    se teme que lo hayan asesinado
    I fear so/not
    me temo que sí/no
  • 2 (revere) [archaic]
    (God)
    temer
    Example sentences
    • As a result of this decision, he was to be lastingly estranged from his God-fearing mother, who regarded everything to do with the stage as sinful.

intransitive verb

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