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Noun
A statement of an intention to harm someone or something
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“Investigators are taking the threat issued by the suspect prior to the crime very seriously.”
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The possibility of trouble, danger, or ruin
“In truth, reptiles present a positively minuscule threat to our well-being, but there's many a myth to the contrary.”
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An indication of potential or imminent danger
“The company was reprieved from the threat of closure after receiving financial assistance from several investors.”
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The state or condition of being about to happen, imminent
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A sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen
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A state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry
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The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
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Seriousness or importance
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Threatening words
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Downside
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A biological agent that risks humans or the environment
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A state of unrest or disorder, usually between opposing factions
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
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A formal denunciation, especially one threatening divine punishment
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A call for someone to compete
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