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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.
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.