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hate to think

This page is about the collocation hate to think

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

to be afraid to, or not want to, imagine something

For example

  • I hate to think what could've happened if I'd left the gas on.

  • I know he's lost some money, but I'd hate to think he's lost everything.

Note:
Mostly used in spoken English

Quick Quiz

I can't remember the accident, but I'd hate to think

a. it was my fault

b. it wasn't my fault

c. no-one was injured

Contributor: Matt Errey