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threat

threat

 
 
pronunciation:
thret
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a declaration of intent to cause harm or difficulty, or to inflict punishment.
He called the police after she made threats on his life.Does she really intend to quit in the middle of this project, or was that just a threat?
similar words:
admonition, challenge, menace, provocation, saber rattling, warning
definition 2: a warning or sense of impending trouble or harm.
The threat of a civil war hung over the country.
synonyms:
portent
similar words:
danger, foreboding, hazard, jeopardy, menace, omen, risk, sword of Damocles
definition 3: that which poses a danger, or threatens injury or harm.
He was considered a threat to society and was sent to prison.
synonyms:
danger, menace
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