US: /ˈɫɛst/
UK: /lˈɛst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

lest /lest/
  • danh từ
    • (e) rằng, (sợ) rằng
      • we were afraid lest he should get here too late: chúng tôi nghĩ rằng nó sẽ đến quá muộn
    • để... không để... khỏi
      • he ran away lest he shoud be seen: nó bỏ chạy để cho người ta khỏi trông thấy

Advanced English dictionary

conjunction (formal or literary)
1 in order to prevent sth from happening: He gripped his brother's arm lest he be trampled by the mob. + Lest anyone should doubt my story, I have brought documents to attest to its truth.
2 used to introduce the reason for the particular emotion mentioned
Synonym: IN CASE
She was afraid lest she had revealed too much.

Concise English dictionary

conj. for fear that, against the possibility that; that (used after words expressing fear or danger)