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Definition of dread verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dread
he / she / it dreads
past simple dreaded
-ing form dreading
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to be very afraid of something; to fear that something bad is going to happen dread something This was the moment he had been dreading. dread doing something I dread being sick. dread somebody doing something She dreads her husband finding out. dread to do something Idread to think what would happen if there really was a fire here.
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