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verb [intransitive/transitive] warn pronunciation in British English /wɔː(r)n/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywarn
he/she/itwarns
present participlewarning
past tensewarned
past participlewarned
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    to make someone conscious of a possible problem or danger so that they will not be hurt
    warn someone to do something: Police are warning all women in the area to take extra care when going out alone.
    warn against: Recent studies warn against drinking too much caffeine.
    warn someone about something: Travel agents are not warning tourists about the dangers of crime in holiday resorts.
    warn of: Scientists warned of the threat to beaches and rivers from pollution.
    warn that: The report warns that consumers could end up paying higher prices.

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