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Dictionary definition for: Threat

1. (n) something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

2. (n) a warning that something unpleasant is imminent; "they were under threat of arrest"

3. (n) declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

4. (n) a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

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