warning

noun
ADJECTIVE
dire, grim, ominous, stark (esp. BrE), stern, strong

There were dire warnings about the dangers of watching too much TV.

repeated, urgent
adequate, advance, ample, due (esp. BrE), early, fair, prior

I need advance warning of how many people to cater for.

little

There was little warning of the coming disaster.

clear, specific
coded (BrE)

The explosion came 20 minutes after a coded warning to police.

first, initial
final, last

The referee gave him a final warning.

formal, government, official
salutary (esp. BrE), timely

The team's defeat is a salutary warning before the World Cup.

friendly
veiled

Her words sounded like a veiled warning.

audible, visual

There is an audible warning when a certain speed is exceeded.

verbal, written (both esp. BrE)

His employers have placed him on final written warning.

intelligence

intelligence warnings of terrorist attacks

air-raid, bomb, hazard, terror, terrorist, threat (AmE)
travel (esp. AmE)
fire, flood, gale, hurricane, storm, tornado, tsunami

There are 39 severe flood warnings on 22 rivers across the country.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast.

health, safety

Every cigarette packet carries a government health warning. (BrE)

profits (BrE)
VERB + WARNING
give (sb), issue, post, send, send out

The police have issued a warning about pickpockets.

Hurricane warnings have been posted on their website.

The Institute has sent out a new warning to all businesses.

provide

The sensors provide early warning of the approach of enemy troops.

shout, shout out, sound

The sirens sound a warning when fighter planes are sighted.

The strike sounded a warning to all employers in the industry.

reiterate, repeat
be, serve as

Let this be a warning to you not to trespass on my land again!

What happened to him should serve as a warning to all dishonest politicians.

get, have, receive
ignore
heed

They failed to heed a warning about the dangerous currents in the river.

WARNING + VERB
come

The warning came just minutes before the bomb exploded.

sound

On that day in 1916 air-raid warnings sounded throughout Edinburgh.

WARNING + NOUN
label (esp. AmE), notice (esp. BrE), sign

a campaign for health warning labels on alcohol

Red marks on the skin may be a warning sign for this disease.

bell, light, signal, system
PREPOSITION
in warning

The dog growled in warning as we approached.

without warning

He left his wife without warning.

warning about

a warning about teaching children to swim

warning against

a warning against complacency

warning of

They sent us fair warning of their arrival.

warning to

The police issued a warning to all drug users in the city.

PHRASES
let that/this be a warning (to you)
a word of warning

He gave us a word of warning about going out alone at night.


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