( threats    plural  )
1       n-var   A threatto a person or thing is a danger that something unpleasant might happen to them. A threat is also the cause of this danger.  
with supp, oft N to/from n, N of n  
Some couples see single women as a threat to their relationships..., The Hurricane Center warns people not to take the threat of tropical storms lightly...     
2       n-count   A threat is a statement by someone that they will do something unpleasant, especially if you do not do what they want.  
usu with supp, oft N to-inf  
He may be forced to carry out his threat to resign..., The priest remains in hiding after threats by former officials of the ousted dictatorship...     
3    If a person or thing is under threat, there is a danger that something unpleasant might be done to them, or that they might cease to exist.  
under threat      phrase   oft PHR of/from n  
His position as leader will be under threat at a party congress due next month..., She lives daily under threat of violence...     
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild  


1    commination, intimidatory remark, menace, threatening remark, warning  
2    foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, presage, warning, writing on the wall  
3    danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

Consulter aussi:

under threat, threaten, treat, thread

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
message containing legal threats (often grounded on fictive laws) sent on the purpose of intimidating the receiver
formed of "cartoon" and "attorney"


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