warnverb [ I or T ]uk /wɔːn/ us /wɔːrn/
- I have to warn you that there's a degree of danger involved in this.
- My sister warned me not to trust him.
- I'm warning you, don't mess about with those tools.
- The leaflet warns children about the dangers of smoking.
- My mother always warned me not to talk to strangers.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- (I) told you (so)! idiom
- (just) you wait idiom
- cautionary tale
- do you want to make something/anything of it? idiom
- early warning system
- emergency cord
- fire a (warning) shot across sb's bow idiom
- ring/sound alarm bells idiom
- wake-up call
- warning/alarm bells start to ring/sound idiom