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1dread/ˈdrɛd/verb
dreadsdreadeddreading
1dread
/ˈdrɛd/
verb
dreadsdreadeddreading
Learner's definition of DREAD  
[+ object]
: to fear something that will or might happen

— dreaded

adjective,[more dreaded; most dreaded]
2dread/ˈdrɛd/noun
pluraldreads
2dread
/ˈdrɛd/
noun
pluraldreads
Learner's definition of DREAD  
: a strong feeling of fear about something that will or might happen
[singular]
[noncount]
Synonyms see: 1fear
[count] : a person or thing that causes fear— usually singular
dreads [plural]informal 
3dread/ˈdrɛd/adjective
3dread
/ˈdrɛd/
adjective
Learner's definition of DREAD  
always used before a nounformal
: causing great fear
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