afraid

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈfreɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈfreɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə frād)


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afraid

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. afraid of [the dark, heights, spiders, ghosts, the ride]
  2. I am not afraid of [you, death]
  3. has [always, never] been afraid (of)
  4. afraid of [failing, losing, looking, being]
  5. afraid of [failure, what might happen]
  6. [helpless, cold, alone] and afraid
  7. was afraid to [ask, suggest, tell, go]
  8. afraid for my [friends, life, safety, sanity]
  9. what are you afraid of?
  10. don't be afraid
  11. I'm afraid not
  12. I'm afraid to [say, tell you]
  13. I'm afraid (that) she's [not here, away, in a meeting]
  14. I'm afraid I [can't, won't be able to]
  15. I'm afraid it [might, may, will] hurt (a little)
  16. I can't [tell you, do it], I'm afraid
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