expect/fear the worst

Definition of expect/fear the worst

:to assume that something very bad will happen

Word by Word Definitions

expect play
  1. : wait, stay

  2. : to look forward

  3. : to be pregnant : await the birth of one's child

fear play
  1. : frighten

  2. : to feel fear in (oneself)

  3. : to have a reverential awe of

  1. : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

  2. : an instance of this emotion

  3. : a state marked by this emotion

worst play
  1. : superlative of bad

  2. : or of ill

  3. : most corrupt, bad, evil, or ill

  1. : superlative of ill

  2. : or illy

  3. : or of bad

  1. : one that is worst

  1. : to get the better of : defeat


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