verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of dread
Examples from the Web for dreads
It prefers this to what it dreads: a pro-India regime on its western border.America's Pakistan Mess Gets Worse With Alleged NATO Strike|Bruce Riedel|November 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
What Greenblatt dreads is the decline of literacy, the disappearance of texts, the narrowing of expression.
Katie, an ophthalmologist who prefers that we not use her last name, dreads asking patients about any problem involving tearing.
She starts each day afresh—it really is a new day for her, with no old hates or griefs or dreads to drag her down.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
A chimney was standing, and I must have clung to it with all my strength, like an animal that dreads death.The Flood|Emile Zola
Naturally, if one dreads it, one will feel more uncertain of keeping up.Polly's Southern Cruise|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
For he who is righteous, hates naught but sin; he loves naught but God, before God: he dreads naught but to anger God.The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises|Richard Rolle of Hampole
The primitive Malayan is full of beliefs and dreads of the malignant spirits which throng his environment.