fear n. & vt.
(1) n. 恐惧 (多作不可数名词)
His face was growing pale with fear.
There is no reason for your fears.
for fear of 由于怕……，以防
He left an hour earlier for fear of missing his train.
for fear (that) 惟恐;怕的是;以防
She worried for fear that the child would be hurt.
in fear of 害怕;担心
The thief was in fear of the police.
(2) v. 恐惧;害怕，接 n. / pron.
Cats fear big dogs.
Don't fear to tell the truth.
She feared that she might not find him in his room.
fearful adj. 可怕的，严重的;惧怕的，胆怯的;担心的，忧虑的 fearless adj. 不怕的，大胆的，勇敢的，无畏的
① be in fear (of) (为……而)提心吊胆
② for fear of 因为怕;以免，怕的是
③ for fear that-clause 生怕;为了防止(某事发生)
④ have a fear that-clause 担心/怕(发生某事)
⑤ with fear 吓得，怕得
⑥ fear (vi.) for... 担心/忧虑……
(2004江苏)He got to the station early, ____ missing his train.
A. in case of
B. instead of
C. for fear of
D. in search [考查目标] fear构成的短语的用法和意思。
for fear of 常在句中作状语，意思是 “怕的是……。担心……”。