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After threats of legal action they stopped the construction.
He would not make threats he wasn’t prepared to carry out.
He had received death threats.
A bomb threat forced them to make an emergency landing.
This isn’t just an idle threat.
She is charged with making phone threats to her ex-husband.
The dispute poses a direct threat (=is a threat) to peace.
a threat to freedom/democracy
Officials were confident there had been no threat to public health.
She is not viewed as a threat by her former employer.
He saw the other man as a real threat to his marriage.
Constant threat of attack makes everyday life dangerous here.
The threat of full-scale war has not been averted.
They face the threat of terrorism every day.
This is the American English definition of threat. View British English definition of threat.