Bedeutung von “threat” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /θret/
Extra Examples
The police said the bomb threat was a hoax.The police have to take any terrorist threat seriously.The president has backed off from a threat to expel U.N. soldiers.The threat of closure looms over the workforce.Their threats inhibited witnesses from giving evidence.
HARM [ C ]

B2 If someone makes a threat, they say they will kill or hurt you, or cause problems for you if you do not do what they want:

a death threat
I was scared he would carry out his threat (= do what he said he would do).

B2 someone or something that is likely to cause harm or damage:

Smoking poses (= is) a serious threat to your health.
POSSIBILITY [ no plural ]

the possibility that something bad will happen:

the threat of invasion

(Definition von “threat” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)