Temer in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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transitive verb
1. to fear, to be afraid of (tener miedo de)
  • yo no te temo I'm not afraid of you
  • temo herir sus sentimientos I'm afraid of hurting her feelings
  • cuando se pone a hablar le temo (informal) my heart sinks whenever he opens his mouth
2. to fear (sospechar)
intransitive verb
3. to be afraid
  • no temas don't worry
  • le teme mucho al fuego she's very afraid of fire
  • temer por to fear for
pronominal verb
  • temerse que… to be afraid that…, to fear that…
  • me temo que no vendrá I'm afraid she won't come
  • temerse lo peor to fear the worst
transitive verb
[+persona, castigo, consecuencias] to be afraid of; fear
teme al profesor he's afraid o frightened of the teacher; temer a Dios to fear God; temer hacer algo to be afraid of doing sth; temo ofenderles I'm afraid of offending them; temer que to be afraid (that); fear (that); teme que no vaya a volver she's afraid o she fears (that) he might not come back
intransitive verb
to be afraid
no temas don't be afraid; temer por algo to fear for sth; temer por la seguridad de algn to fear for sb's safety; el equipo de rescate temía por nuestras vidas the rescue team feared for our lives
pronominal verb
temerse algo: ya me lo temía, es el carburador it's the carburettor, I thought as much o I was afraid it might be; —ha empezado a llover —me lo temía "it has started raining" — "I was afraid it would"; —no podré venir —me lo estaba temiendo "I won't be able to come" — "I was afraid you wouldn't"; se temen lo peor they fear the worst; temerse que to be afraid (that); mucho me temo que ya no lo encontrarás I'm very much afraid (that) you won't find it now; I very much suspect (that) you won't find it now; me temo que no I'm afraid not
Verb Conjugations for temer
Gerund: temiendo
Participle: temido
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