"threat" in the noun sense
1. menace, threat
something that is a source of danger
"earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
"they were under threat of arrest"
declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
"his threat to kill me was quite explicit"
4. terror, scourge, threat
a person who inspires fear or dread
"he was the terror of the neighborhood"
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