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English definition of “menace”

menace

noun [C, usually singular]     /ˈmenɪs/
something that is threatening and may cause harm : the menace of sth The world is still facing the menace of terrorism .a menace to society/the environment Plastic bags are a menace to marine environments because they don't break down quickly . Banks and credit card firms warned of a growing menace from identity thieves .
(Definition of menace noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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