fear for (someone or something)

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fear for (someone or something)

To be concerned or worried about someone or something. I just fear for you going out all alone so late at night. The sight of my boys with a ball in the house makes me fear for all of our valuables!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fear for someone or something

to be afraid for the safety of someone or something; to worry about someone or something. I fear for Tom. He has gone to a very dangerous place. I don't want to go down that rocky trail. I fear for my car.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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