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Officials were confident there had been no threat to public health.
a threat to freedom/democracy
The dispute poses a direct threat (=is a threat) to peace.
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.
He would not make threats he wasn’t prepared to carry out.
After threats of legal action they stopped the building work.
This isn’t just an idle threat.
A bomb threat forced them to make an emergency landing.
He had received death threats.
This is the British English definition of threat. View American English definition of threat.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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