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threat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word threat

Definition
(noun) something that is a source of danger
Synonyms : menace
Example Sentence
  • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan

Definition
(noun) a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
Example Sentence
  • they were under threat of arrest

Definition
(noun) declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
Example Sentence
  • his threat to kill me was quite explicit

Definition
(noun) a person who inspires fear or dread
Synonyms : scourge , terror
Example Sentence
  • he was the terror of the neighborhood

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for threat

Threat and Sweat have the same sounds. You can say that, even a small threat can sometimes make you break out in a sweat.
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