threat

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθrɛt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θrɛt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thret)

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threat

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. there is a [terrorist, security, safety, flood, weather] threat
  2. made [a veiled, a weak, an empty, an intimidating] threat
  3. a [serious, dangerous, significant, direct, real, major] threat
  4. a [possible, potential] threat (of)
  5. [warned] about the threat (of)
  6. [warn, advise] of a threat
  7. the [government, population, company] was [warned] of the threat
  8. [detect, mitigate, prevent, spot] threats
  9. anything that [constitutes, supposes, is considered] a threat
  10. [anything, anybody, anyone] considered a threat
  11. [accused, guilty of, charged with] making death threats
  12. (has) received death threats
  13. made threats to [reveal, disclose, expose, tell]
  14. a threat to [my safety, the economy]
  15. a threat to [society, democracy, freedom, our way of life]
  16. the [region, area, system] is under threat
  17. under threat from [Ebola, terrorist groups]
  18. under (the) threat of death
  19. the threat of [cancer, diseases, epidemics, outbreaks, violence]
  20. living under the threat of [nuclear war, terrorism, attacks]
  21. that's not a threat, it's a promise
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