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noun [C or U] uk   /ˈwɔː.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈwɔːr-/
B1 something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future: Completely without warning he turned up on my doorstep with all four children! There's a warning on the cigarette packet that says "Tobacco seriously damages health". I'm not surprised you feel ill - let it be a warning to you! Just a word of warning - restaurants in this area can be very expensive.formal The government have today issued a warning about the dangers of sunbathing. They can't dismiss you just like that - they have to give you a written warning first. The police fired warning shots but the protesters took no notice.warning sign a physical condition that shows someone has a disease: The warning signs of the illness are respiratory problems and dizziness.
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in Korean 경고…
in Arabic تَحْذير…
in Portuguese aviso, advertência…
in Catalan advertència, avís…
in Japanese 警告…
in Italian avviso, avvertimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 警告, 告誡, 提醒…
in Russian предупреждение, предостережение…
in Turkish ikaz, alarm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警告, 告诫, 提醒…
in Polish ostrzeżenie…
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