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American English: /θrɛt/
British English: /θrɛt/

Translation of threat in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (menace, warning) to make a threat against somebody
    amenazar a alguien
    obtaining money with threats (US) (Law)
    obtener dinero mediante intimidación or amenazas
    death threat
    Example sentences
    • The inspectors had received repeated death threats from landlords who objected to government inspections.
    • Death threats sent by others are being taken seriously as intent to kill the men on their release.
    • So she tried suicide threats, guilt trips, manipulation, and even death threats.
    Example sentences
    • Indeed, there was some evidence in this case that he had made threats of harm to others.
    • He was alleged to have forced the complainant by violence or threats to engage in sexual activity with him.
    • There was yelling and posturing, but no threats of violence or physical contact.
  • 2 countable and uncountable (danger) the nuclear threat
    la amenaza nuclear
    this constitutes a threat to public health
    esto constituye una amenaza para la salud de la población
    to be under threattheir traditional way of life is under threat
    su estilo de vida tradicional se ve amenazado
    the factory is under threat of closure
    la amenaza de cierre se cierne sobre la fábrica
    la fábrica corre peligro de que la cierren
    Example sentences
    • Magistrates said the pub had caused a public nuisance and was likely to cause a threat to public safety in the future.
    • The irony is that if there is a threat to Australia, it will most likely come from our region.
    • Assuming she stays free of injury, the long jump is likely to be the main threat to her quintuple ambition.
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