temer

v.
1 to fear, to be afraid of (tener miedo de).
yo no te temo I'm not afraid of you
temo herir sus sentimientos I'm afraid of hurting her feelings
cuando se pone a hablar le temo (informal) my heart sinks whenever he opens his mouth
Ella teme lo peor She fears the worst.
Ella teme She is afraid.
2 to fear.
3 to be afraid.
no temas don't worry
le teme mucho al fuego she's very afraid of fire
temer por to fear for
4 to be afraid to, to be afraid of, to dread to, to fear to.
Ella teme cometer un error She is afraid to make a mistake.
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temer
verbo transitivo
1 (tener miedo) to fear, be afraid of
teme a los atracadores he's afraid of muggers
2 (sospechar) to fear, be afraid
temo que no vendrán I'm afraid they won't come
3 RELIGIÓN to fear
temer a Dios to fear God
verbo intransitivo
1 (tener miedo) to be afraid
2 (preocuparse) to worry
no temas por nada don't worry about anything
verbo pronominal temerse
1 to be afraid
me temo que no estén allí I'm afraid they won't be there
me temo que sí I'm afraid so
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FRASEOLOGÍA
era de temer it had to happen
me lo temía I was afraid this would happen
temer por to be afraid for, fear for, be in fear of
teme por su vida he's in fear of his life
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verb
to fear, dread
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1.
VT [+ persona, castigo, consecuencias] to be afraid of, fear

teme al profesor — he's afraid o frightened of the teacher

temer a Dios — to fear God

temer hacer algo — to be afraid of doing sth

temo ofenderles — I'm afraid of offending them

temer que — to be afraid (that), fear (that)

teme que no vaya a volver — she's afraid o she fears (that) he might not come back

2.
VI to be afraid

no temas — don't be afraid

temer por algo — to fear for sth

temer por la seguridad de algn — to fear for sb's safety

el equipo de rescate temía por nuestras vidas — the rescue team feared for our lives

3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo <castigo/reacción> to fear, dread; <persona> to be afraid of

sus hijos le temen — her children are afraid of her

todos temían lo peor — they all feared the worst

temer + INF — to be frightened o afraid of -ing

temer QUE + SUBJ: teme que le echen la culpa a él — he's afraid that they'll blame him for it

2.
temer vi to be afraid

no temas — don't be afraid

estos niños son de temer — (fam) these kids are terrible! (colloq)

temer POR algo/alguien — to fear for something/somebody

3.
temerse v pron
a) (sospechar) to fear

ya me lo temía — I knew this/that would happen

me temo que ... — I fear that ...

b) (en fórmulas de cortesía) to be afraid

me temo que no ha llegado — I'm afraid he hasn't arrived

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= fear, be afraid, flinch at/from, dread, be frightful of, be apprehensive (about).
Ex. For example, an unwed woman who fears she is pregnant may have appointments made for her at a medical clinic.
Ex. I am afraid I shall disappoint again, for this book is not a polemical document, nor is it even a personal view of community information.
Ex. It is increasingly obvious that we are as a nation one and indivisible, that divisive tendencies are a thing of the past, but there are still too many inheritors of the old indifference, and who flinch at co-operation as at an evil.
Ex. At least it is the part most dreaded by employees and supervisors.
Ex. 'No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face so as not to be frightful of death'.
Ex. His actions have bothered me to the extent that I have difficulty working with him without always being apprehensive.
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* hacer temer = misgive.
* temer por = become + apprehensive about.
* temer tratar = fear to + tread.
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1.
verbo transitivo <castigo/reacción> to fear, dread; <persona> to be afraid of

sus hijos le temen — her children are afraid of her

todos temían lo peor — they all feared the worst

temer + INF — to be frightened o afraid of -ing

temer QUE + SUBJ: teme que le echen la culpa a él — he's afraid that they'll blame him for it

2.
temer vi to be afraid

no temas — don't be afraid

estos niños son de temer — (fam) these kids are terrible! (colloq)

temer POR algo/alguien — to fear for something/somebody

3.
temerse v pron
a) (sospechar) to fear

ya me lo temía — I knew this/that would happen

me temo que ... — I fear that ...

b) (en fórmulas de cortesía) to be afraid

me temo que no ha llegado — I'm afraid he hasn't arrived

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= fear, be afraid, flinch at/from, dread, be frightful of, be apprehensive (about).

Ex: For example, an unwed woman who fears she is pregnant may have appointments made for her at a medical clinic.

Ex: I am afraid I shall disappoint again, for this book is not a polemical document, nor is it even a personal view of community information.
Ex: It is increasingly obvious that we are as a nation one and indivisible, that divisive tendencies are a thing of the past, but there are still too many inheritors of the old indifference, and who flinch at co-operation as at an evil.
Ex: At least it is the part most dreaded by employees and supervisors.
Ex: 'No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face so as not to be frightful of death'.
Ex: His actions have bothered me to the extent that I have difficulty working with him without always being apprehensive.
* hacer temer = misgive.
* temer por = become + apprehensive about.
* temer tratar = fear to + tread.

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temer [E1 ]
vt
‹castigo/reacción/desenlace› to fear, dread; ‹persona› to be afraid of, fear
sus hijos la or (AmL) le temen her children are afraid o frightened of her
todos temían lo peor they all feared the worst
temer + INF to be frightened o afraid OF -ING
temo ofenderlo I'm frightened o afraid of offending him
temer QUE + SUBJ:
teme que le echen la culpa a él he's afraid that they'll blame him for it
temían que pudiera interpretarse mal they were afraid it might be misinterpreted
■ temer
vi
to be afraid
no temas, no te voy a hacer daño don't be afraid o don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you
estos niños son de temer (fam); these kids are terrible! (colloq)
temer POR algo/algn to fear FOR sth/sb
teme por sus hijos/su vida he fears for his children/his life
temerse
v pron
1 (sospechar) to fear
me temo que nuestro amigo tenía razón I fear o I have an awful feeling that our friend was right
2 (en fórmulas de cortesía) to be afraid
me temo que no puedo hacer nada más I'm afraid there's nothing more I can do
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temer (conjugate temer) verbo transitivocastigo/reacciónto fear, dread;
personato be afraid of;
sus hijos le temen her children are afraid of her;

temo ofenderlo I'm afraid of offending him
verbo intransitivo
to be afraid;
no temas don't be afraid
temerse verbo pronominal
a) (sospechar) to fear;

ya me lo temía I knew this would happen;

me temo que tená razón I fear that he was right
b) (en fórmulas de cortesía) to be afraid;

me temo que no ha llegado I'm afraid he hasn't arrived

temer
I verbo transitivo
1 (sentir miedo, temor) to fear, be afraid: temo que lo haya oído, I'm afraid she heard it
sus hijos lo temen, his sons are afraid of him
2 (tener un presagio, presentir) temíamos que no viniera, we were afraid he wouldn't come
II verbo intransitivo to be afraid: temo por su vida, I'm afraid for his life ➣ Ver nota en afraid y fear
'temer' also found in these entries:
English:
dread
- fear
- afraid
- to
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temer
vt
1. [tener miedo de] [persona] to fear, to be afraid of;
[represalias, consecuencias, reacción] to fear, to be afraid of;
yo no te temo I'm not afraid of you;
temo herir sus sentimientos I'm afraid of hurting her feelings;
temen que los despidan they are afraid of losing their jobs;
Fam
cuando se pone a hablar le temo my heart sinks whenever he opens his mouth
2. [sospechar] to fear;
temo que vamos a tener que trabajar mucho I fear we're going to have to work hard;
tememos lo peor we fear the worst
vi
to be afraid (a of);
le teme mucho al fuego she's very afraid of fire;
no temas don't worry;
temer por to fear for;
los médicos temen por su vida the doctors fear for her life;
ser de temer [ser temible] to be formidable o fearsome;
el equipo polaco es de temer the Polish team are formidable opponents;
estos críos son de temer these kids are a menace;
es de temer que… it is to be feared that…;
son de temer nuevos atentados further attacks are to be feared
See also the pronominal verb temerse
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temer
v/t be afraid of
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temer vt
: to fear, to dread
temer vi
: to be afraid
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temer vb to be afraid / to be frightened
el niño teme a los perros the boy is frightened of dogs

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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