dread verb definition in Nervous topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Nervous topic
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 I dread to think what would happen if there really was a fire here. dread that… I both hoped and dreaded that he would come.