Definition of 'threat'
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We played some great stuff and looked to have a real threat all over the park. The Sun (2016)Within hours she had received death threats on social media. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this isn’t the first time a world leader constructed a wall between himself and those he deemed imminent threats. Smithsonian Mag (2017)There is also the threat of chemical weapons, which it has used in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The report lists the 10 most likely threat scenarios that organisations face in the future. Computing (2010)As a team we are a dangerous threat and we have to make sure we are mentally right coming to the next two games. The Sun (2016)The main risk is that landslides caused by torrential rain could really pose a threat to people, particularly in the rural areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They cope calmly with stressful situations as though there were no real threat. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)The tone of imminent threat is crucial to the book but too often feels histrionic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is a threat to human rights. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are a major threat to the people of this country. The Sun (2014)You must be able to do both as they may be equal threats. The Sun (2015)What are the big threats to religious freedom? Christianity Today (2000)Everything about the painting conveys the threat of chaotic danger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Through today and tomorrow there will be some sunshine but also the threat of showers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That threat alone would likely make them polish up their specs more carefully. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sending a bullying death threat to a young mum who dared to criticise him. The Sun (2010)But that is unlikely to assuage fear of an external threat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was a real threat and dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The growth of organised crime has made interference with juries an increasingly serious threat to justice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The winger was a real threat all match. The Sun (2012)The definitive insolvency of the country now is an imminent threat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Always a threat down the right flank. The Sun (2013)It means people who are genuine terror threats may have been issued uniforms. The Sun (2012)There was a bigger threat in front of goal. The Sun (2014)Resolution could carry out its threat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Firstly, a long supply line, which did not appear to be under great threat. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)It is easy to see him as a cynical and cunning threat who could harm himself and others, and who could potentially inspire others like him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'threat'
British English: threat /θrɛt/ NOUN
A threat to someone or something is a danger that something unpleasant might happen to them.
They saw her as a threat to their relationship.
- American English: threat
- Arabic: تَهْدِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: ameaça
- Chinese: 威胁
- Croatian: prijetnja
- Czech: hrozba
- Danish: trussel
- Dutch: dreigement
- European Spanish: amenaza
- Finnish: uhka
- French: menace
- German: Drohung
- Greek: απειλή
- Italian: minaccia
- Japanese: 脅し
- Korean: 위협
- Norwegian: trussel
- Polish: groźba
- European Portuguese: ameaça
- Romanian: amenințare
- Russian: угроза
- Spanish: amenaza
- Swedish: hot
- Thai: การขู่เข็ญ
- Turkish: tehdit
- Ukrainian: загроза
- Vietnamese: mối đe dọa
Definition of threat from the Collins English Dictionary
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