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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A statement of intent to do harm; menace. Also: A sign or warning of something dangerous about to happen.

Usage examples (30)
  • They were under threat of arrest
  • Earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • His threat to kill me was quite explicit
  • The only "threat" is a public option plan which I foresee will be weak and toothless. for more
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