Friday, December 16, 2011


Threat (noun) = (i) something/somebody that is a source of trouble or danger: ‘Flood is a constant threat in Odisha.’ (ii) a warning that something unpleasant is imminent: ‘They are under threat of arrest.’ (iii) an expression of an intention to inflict harm, injury on other: ‘The letter is full of threats and accusations.’ ‘The President said he would stand firm and not give in to threats from terrorists.’
The verb is threaten: ‘Whenever they have an argument, she threatens to leave him.’ ‘He is threatening the magazine with legal action unless they publish a full apology.’

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