French translation of 'menace'
1. (= threat) menace f
to demand money with menaces (Britain) (Law) extorquer de l’argent ⧫ se rendre coupable d’extorsion de fonds
2. (= danger)
a public menace un danger public
a menace to the public un danger pour le public
3. (= nuisance) plaie f
to be a menace être une plaie
Rooks are a menace and there are far too many of them. Les corbeaux freux sont une plaie et il y en a bien trop.
to be menaced by sb/sth être menacé(e) par qn/qch
a society menaced by outside enemies une société menacée par des ennemis extérieurs
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Example Sentences Including 'menace'
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They also want to enjoy their prosperity without fear of robbery, violence and the menace of drugs.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I've seldom heard one with less menace, less of the demonic in it.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It was doing, instead, something far more menacing.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
On stage, her menacing voice competes with pounding drums and distorted guitars.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The menace of uninsured drivers also warrants a new law, according to you.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
These unusual clouds also signal something quite menacing.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But his movement was a constant menace to Leeds.The Sun (2015)
By the time he looked back, Costa had turned the moment into something truly menacing.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Real menace at times with powerful bursts.The Sun (2009)
The bunkers are so well placed and pose real menace.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Was a constant menace in midfield.The Sun (2010)
It will become a menace to society.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
If he is to become a serious menace, he may have to refine his yorker.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Is this a tent, a house or a public menace?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
One paying guest said: 'The atmosphere is menacing.The Sun (2016)
The actor who made his name exuding menace and danger finds far more than that in the role.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The rottweiler has earned a fearsome reputation as extremely loyal and as a menacing guard dog.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The setting for detective stories was crucial to the atmosphere of menace and suspense, she said.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You could smell him in the stalls - and the stench was of malice, menace and danger.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Crime is a menace.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: menace NOUN
If you say that someone or something is a menace to other people or things, you mean that person or thing is likely to cause serious harm.
In my view you are a menace to the public.
British English: menace VERB
If you say that one thing menaces another, you mean that the first thing is likely to cause the second thing serious harm.
The states retained a latent capability to menace the country's own security.
Translation of menace from the Collins English to French Dictionary