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: put in dread : afraid
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13th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English adrad, adred, from past participle of adreden, adraden to be afraid, from Old English adrædan, ondrædan (from a-, on + drædan to fear, dread) & ofdrædan, from of- (akin to Old English ofer over) + drædan
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