Definitions

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  • v. To be in dread of.
  • v. To terrify greatly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To terrify greatly.

Etymologies

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From Middle English fordreden, from Old English fordrǣdan ("to terrify"), equivalent to for- +‎ dread.

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