Translation of dread in Spanish:


tenerle terror a, v.

Pronunciation /drɛd//drɛd/

transitive verb

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    tenerle terror a
    tenerle pavor a
    I dread going to the dentist le tengo terror / pavor al dentista
    • I dread to think what might have happened me horroriza pensar en lo que podría haber pasado
    • the dreaded moment finally came finalmente llegó el tan temido momento
    • I would dread to think that a scene such as the one I witnessed at the age of twelve could happen in a playground now.
    • If there's one thing any parent dreads it's the thought of their children being caught up in drugs.
    • Her glance matched mine with apprehension, I dreaded what would come from her lips.
    • You may dread going, fearing that you'll wind up weeping in public.
    • Minorities, be they linguistic or religious, dread the assimilation as much as they fear exclusion.
    • I fear that I will dread the same fears that burden me now.
    • Mary was a religious zealot, whose bloody reign confirmed the worst fears of those who dreaded female rule.
    • We dread to think what the punishment for ‘breaking’ this law will be.
    • He likes the pound being strong - most of his business is in the UK, but he buys machinery from overseas so a strong pound helps - and he dreads the increased bureaucracy closer ties with Europe could bring.
    • Over the next few days William dreaded every knock at the door fearing that it may be the police, that they had been recognised.
    • If this were a regular occurrence I would dread to think of what effect it would have on me.
    • And we dread to think how much money was paid to consultants to dream up this nonsense.
    • The moment they had been dreading and anticipating was upon them and there was no way to avoid it now.
    • I didn't know why, but for some reason I was dreading the dinner party the mistress was throwing on Saturday.
    • The moment I had been dreading all week finally arrived - the hacks' party at Bute House.
    • I had no chance to react and dread to think of the consequences had I been a few inches to the right hand side of the road.
    • When I worked for the Labour Party we used to dread Easter week more than any other.
    • She was filled with apprehension, dreading the near vertical drop.
    • If £7 represents ‘good value’ in the gloom of winter, I'd dread to think how they will value summer fare.
    • The rest of their mates looked on in apprehensive silence, dreading what would happen next.


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    terror masculine
    dread of sth
    • I have a dread of spiders les tengo terror / horror a las arañas
    • he was / stood in dread of his father su padre lo atemorizaba / aterraba
    • we lived in constant dread of discovery/being deported vivíamos temiendo constantemente que nos descubrieran/deportaran
    • to be filled with dread estar aterrorizado
    • my greatest dread is dying of cancer lo que más me aterra es morir de cáncer



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