threat ( 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
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