lest

(conjunction) in order to prevent any possibility that something will happen
以免,唯恐

They were afraid to complain about the noise lest they annoyed the neighbours.
他們不敢對噪音有任何抱怨,唯恐惹惱了鄰居。

Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/lest?q=lest+

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