Translation of "menace" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈmen.ɪs/ us

something that is likely to cause harm

Drunk drivers are a menace to everyone.
Dogs running loose are a public menace.
the menace of industrial pollution

[ no plural ] a dangerous quality that makes you think someone is going to do something bad

He had a slight air of menace which made me uneasy.
He spoke with a hint of menace.

mainly UK informal a person, especially a child, who is very annoying

verb uk /ˈmen.ɪs/ us formal

If someone or something menaces a person or thing, he, she, or it threatens seriously to harm it. to threaten seriously to harm a person or thing

Hurricane Hugo menaced the eastern coast for a week.

(Translation of “menace” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈmenəs/

something likely to cause injury, damage etc

amenaza, peligro
Traffic is a menace on narrow roads.

a threat or show of hostility

His voice was full of menace.
menacing adjective

threatening to harm

amenazador, amenazante
She gave him a menacing look.
menacingly adverb

de manera amenazadora

(Translation of “menace” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)