afraid

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afraid ˈfreɪd/ adjective
afraid
ˈfreɪd/
adjective
Learner's definition of AFRAID
not used before a noun
[more afraid; most afraid] : feeling fear: such as
: worried that something will cause pain or injury
often + of
: nervous about doing something often + of
often followed by to + verb
: nervous or worried that something might happen
used in the phrase I'm afraid as a polite way of showing that you are sorry about a disappointing, negative, or critical statement
used with not to say that someone is willing to do something often + of
often followed by to + verb

afraid for

: feeling fear or worry about (something or someone)
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