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1.1(threatening quality)the menace in his voice — el tono amenazador de su voz
- an air of menace — un aire amenazador
1.2(threat)amenaza feminineto demand money with menaces — exigir dinero con intimidación
- Even more important, they might fail to notice a menace or threat which if not guarded against might harm or even destroy them, their regime, and possibly even the state as well.
- The man is a menace to everything he once professed to represent, which makes him either delusional or hypocritical.
- ‘People who drink and drive are a menace to themselves and other road users,’ Mr Diment said.
- Whooping cough is still a menace to British babies despite widespread use of vaccinations, research revealed yesterday.
- The council claims skateboarders are a menace to pedestrians and cause damage running in to tens of thousands of pounds.
- Yes, I was a criminal, a drunk, a drug dealer, an addict and a menace to society.
- It is an argument for the sensible control of badger numbers so they are once again regarded as an asset to the countryside, not a menace to it.
- According to police, the scooters, which should only be used on private land, are a menace to pedestrians and motorists.
- He said various agencies of the Centre and the concerned state police are coordinating to tackle the menace of terrorist funding.
- However, while sales of the machines are booming, critics claim they pose a menace to riders and pedestrians alike and are destroying the tranquillity of parks and beaches.
- Leonard was jailed for 13 months after a judge told him he had not only been a danger but a menace to other road users.
- He was uncompromising and a menace to world peace.
- During sentencing, Judge Hernandez stated that Diane was dangerous and a menace to society.
- Stray dogs should not be allowed to roam and be a menace and threat to the public, especially children, the weak and the aged.
- Although medical treatment has improved in recent times, the disease is still a menace to many people's health.
- So there I was, behind bars, only 21 but already a dangerous criminal, and a menace to society, according to papers and television.
- This youth and his family are well known for stealing cars and are nothing but a menace to the community.
2.1(danger)amenaza femininea menace to sb/sth — una amenaza para algn/algo
2.2informal (nuisance)peligro público masculine humoroushe's a little menace! — ¡es un diablillo!
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