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 threat threat

noun

  • () something that is a source of danger  ( menace, threat )
    something that is a source of danger
     earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
    earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • () declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another  ( threat )
    declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
     his threat to kill me was quite explicit
    his threat to kill me was quite explicit
  • () a warning that something unpleasant is imminent  ( threat )
    a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
     they were under threat of arrest
    they were under threat of arrest
  • a person who inspires fear or dread  ( scourge, threat, terror )
    a person who inspires fear or dread
     he was the terror of the neighborhood
    he was the terror of the neighborhood