warning

warning
[[t]wɔ͟ː(r)nɪŋ[/t]]
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warnings
1) N-COUNT: oft N that, N to-inf A warning is something which is said or written to tell people of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant thing that might happen.

The minister gave a warning that if war broke out, it would be catastrophic...

He was killed because he ignored a warning to put stronger cords on his parachute...

The government has unveiled new health warnings for cigarette packets.

2) N-VAR: oft without N A warning is an advance notice of something that will happen, often something unpleasant or dangerous.

The soldiers opened fire without warning...

With no warning, he was fired from his job...

At the White House, U.S. officials said they had some advance warning of the coup attempt.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Warning actions or signs give a warning.

She ignored the warning signals and did not check the patient's medical notes...

Some fog warning signs had been put up with flashing yellow lights.


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