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The following month he warned again about the economic damage that reliance on wind power would do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The funeral firm blamed the hospital for not warning the pair about the cost. The Sun (2016)She warns against the dangers of sending out mixed signals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is more likely he will be given just a ticking off and warned about his conduct. The Sun (2016)Councils across the country have warned of its dangers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He took his players aside to warn them about it yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Uber said last night surge pricing only kicks in when demand for cars in an area outstrips supply and passengers are warned in advance. The Sun (2016)HSS has warned yet again on full-year profits as the tool hire group continues to overhaul its stores. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he warned with any action 'we have to be more realistic in what is deliverable'. The Sun (2016)The action will include warning patients and doctors of the risks of misuse, improving surveillance of the problem and reducing the concentrations of antibiotics used in agriculture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are warned time and again you could jeopardise the case. The Sun (2013)Teachers are obviously not warning pupils about the dangers properly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pakistan complained that it had not been warned in advance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yesterday police warned against the dangers of legal highs. The Sun (2014)The letter warned that possible sanctions included being removed from privileged work parties. The Sun (2013)Security officials warned that actions by a small number of passengers could still cause chaos. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He had been warned again and again but failed to take action. The Sun (2012)His taking us into an illegal war stoked the very menace he warns about. The Sun (2014)None of the nine households had been warned in advance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Public health experts have long warned of the dangers of snacking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He warns of possible failure unless thousands more troops are sent. The Sun (2009)He warned that future action was in the offing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And he will again warn them about their conduct in talks today. The Sun (2016)But diners are not warned in advance the chicken they will be eating is halal. The Sun (2014)He will beat a goalkeeper with a sudden shot when there was little warning of danger. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And last night union chiefs warned of further action unless employers meet their six per cent demand. The Sun (2008)But be warned that advance tickets are not as flexible as buying on the day. The Sun (2012)Air safety experts have warned about the dangers of transporting batteries. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was in a serious condition last night after two operations and doctors warned of possible brain damage. The Sun (2008)Police have warned her about his past and it is known that medics are worried about the relationship. The Sun (2008)Change it again - and warn friends not to release it. The Sun (2008)Marine pilots were advised to drop warning messages on the towns or villages concerned, allowing civilians time to get away. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)They have the power to advise, warn, reprimand or remove a judge for misconduct. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But, not unlike a constitutional monarch, he has the ability to advise and to warn the chain of command. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)
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Translations for 'warn'
British English: warn /wɔːn/ VERB
of danger If you warn someone about a possible danger or problem, you tell them about it so that they are aware of it.
UN officials warn of disease and famine.
Friends had warned me that children were expensive.
- American English: warn
- Arabic: يُحَذِّرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: advertir
- Chinese: 警告
- Croatian: upozoriti
- Czech: varovat
- Danish: advare
- Dutch: waarschuwen
- European Spanish: advertir
- Finnish: varoittaa
- French: prévenir
- German: warnen
- Greek: προειδοποιώ
- Italian: avvertire
- Japanese: 警告する
- Korean: 경고하다
- Norwegian: advare
- Polish: ostrzec
- European Portuguese: advertir
- Romanian: a avertiza
- Russian: предупреждать
- Spanish: advertir
- Swedish: varna
- Thai: เตือน
- Turkish: uyarmak
- Ukrainian: попереджати
- Vietnamese: cảnh báo
British English: warn VERB
of problem If you warn someone not to do something, you advise them not to do it so that they can avoid possible danger or punishment.
She warned me not to interfere.
Definition of warn from the Collins English Dictionary
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