pose verb (CAUSE)
- Drunken drivers pose a serious threat to other road users.
- The students were deported because they posed a threat to national security.
- The very high rate of inflation poses a serious problem for the government.
- The result of the vote poses a serious challenge to the government's credibility.
- Officials claim that the chemical leakage poses no real danger for surrounding residents.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- be a tall order idiom
- be asking for trouble idiom
- be your own worst enemy idiom
- bugger sb about
- lay yourself open to attack, criticism, ridicule, etc. idiom
- like pulling teeth idiom
- make a rod for your own back idiom
- make heavy weather of sth idiom
- spell trouble idiom
- store sth up
- store up trouble/problems idiom
- subject sb/sth to sth