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English definition of “menace”


noun     /ˈmenɪs/
DANGER [C] something that is likely to cause harm : [usually singular] Drunk drivers are a menace to everyone. the menace of industrial pollution Dangers and threats
QUALITY [U] a dangerous quality that makes you think someone is going to do something bad : His eyes were cold and filled with menace.Dangers and threats
(Definition of menace noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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