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noun menace pronunciation in British English /ˈmenəs/ 
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pluralmenaces

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  1. 1
    [countable] someone or something that is dangerous and likely to cause harm

    the growing menace of global pollution

    menace to:

    The escaped prisoners are considered a menace to society.

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  2. 2
    [countable] someone or something that annoys or threatens you

    The traffic menace grew, and the town began to suffer.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] a threatening quality or feeling

    an air of menace in his voice

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