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afraid

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afraidˈfreɪd/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
   b  : nervous about doing something — often + of — often followed by to + verb
   c  : 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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