for dear life

Definition of for dear life

  1. :  very tightly or quickly because of fear or danger He was hanging/holding on to the rope for dear life. They were running for dear life to get away from the vicious dogs.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  severe, sore

  1. :  noble

    :  highly valued :  precious

    :  affectionate, fond

  1. :  dearly

    :  dearly

  1. :  a loved one :  sweetheart

    :  a lovable person

  1. : used especially to express annoyance or dismay

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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