dread

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dread(
drehd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fear)
a. el pavor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dread of singing her solo was more than her stomach could endure.El pavor de cantar el solo fue más de lo que pudo aguantar su estómago.
b. el terror
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The thought of having surgery fills me with dread.Solo pensar en tener que someterme a una cirugía me infunde terror.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to be afraid of)
a. tenerle pavor a
I dread public speaking, but it's part of my job.Le tengo pavor a hablar en público, pero es parte de mi trabajo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(causing fear)
a. pavoroso
The dread spirit that inhabits that cave comes out at night.El pavoroso espectro que habita aquella cueva sale por la noche.
b. espantoso
They say the dread pirate shows no mercy to his prisoners.Se dice que el espantoso pirata no muestra ninguna misericordia a sus presos.
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dread
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el pavor m, terror
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
she dreaded telling himla idea de decírselo le aterraba
I dread to think!¡me da pavor pensarlo!
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dread [dred]
noun
terror (m); pavor (m)
to fill sb with dread infundir terror a algn; he lives in dread of being caught vive aterrorizado por la idea de que lo cojan or agarren; (LAm)
transitive verb
tener pavor a
I dread going to the dentist me da pavor ir al dentista; I dread what may happen when he comes me horroriza lo que pueda pasar cuando venga; I dread to think of it ¡solo pensarlo me da horror!
the dreaded Mrs Mitch the dreaded exam/medicine the dreaded moment finally came
adjective
espantoso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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