fear for one's life

idiom

Definition of fear for one's life

: to be afraid one might be killed They feared for their lives as they felt the first trembles of the earthquake.

Learn More about fear for one's life

Statistics for fear for one's life

Cite this Entry

“Fear for one's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fear%20for%20one%27s%20life. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

Comments on fear for one's life

What made you want to look up fear for one's life? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!