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threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (menace, intent to hurt)minaccia nf
 The thief's threat was enough to get everyone to cooperate.
 La minaccia del ladro era abbastanza per convincere tutti a collaborare.
threats nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (intimidation)minacce nfpl
threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (risk)minaccia nf
 The threat of bad weather kept him home that night.
 La minaccia del brutto tempo l'ha tenuto in casa quella notte.
a threat to [sth/sb] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dangerous person)minaccia nf
 The criminal was considered a threat to society.
 Il criminale era considerato una minaccia per la società.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
death threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (statement of intent to kill [sb])minaccia di morte nf
 He has received death threats because of his opposition to the new immigration law.
 Ha ricevuto minacce di morte in seguito alla sua contrarietà alla nuova legge sull'immigrazione.
developing threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (potential danger that is growing)crescente minaccia nf
empty threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (threat unlikely to be fulfilled)minaccia a vuoto nf
 I am not scared of what he will do; he has just made empty threats.
 Non ho paura di ciò che farà, ha solo fatto delle minacce a vuoto.
idle threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] said with no intent to follow through)minaccia a vuoto, falsa minaccia nf
 Her talk of resigning was regarded as an idle threat.
 Il suo parlare di dimissioni era considerato una minaccia a vuoto.
implied threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (suggestion of harmful intent)minaccia implicita nf
 Sabre rattling is the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used).
 Far tintinnare la propria sciabola è un'ostentazione di forza militare (con la minaccia implicita che tale forza potrebbe essere usata).
negotiating with the threat of using force trattativa con minaccia all'uso della forza
pose a threat
pose a threat to [sb/sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(endanger)costituire una minaccia vtr
threat of expulsion minaccia di espulsione
threat to herself minaccia per se stessa
threat to your health nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] dangerous, unsanitary)minaccia per la salute nf
 Everyone knows that smoking is a threat to your health.
 Tutti sanno che fumare è una minaccia per la salute.
triple threat tripla minaccia nf
under threat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (endangered, at risk)a rischio, in pericolo v
 The privatization plan means that 5000 jobs are under threat.
 Il progetto di privatizzazione significa che sono a rischio 5000 posti di lavoro.
veiled threat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (implication of harmful intent)minaccia velata nf
 They've been making veiled threats against us for years.
 Sono anni che ci lanciano delle minacce velate.
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