Meaning of WARNING in English
▪ dire , grim , ominous , stark ( esp. BrE ), stern , strong
There were dire ~s about the dangers of watching too much TV.
▪ repeated , urgent
▪ adequate , advance , ample , due ( esp. BrE ), early , fair , prior
I need advance ~ of how many people to cater for.
There was little ~ of the coming disaster.
▪ clear , specific
▪ coded ( BrE )
The explosion came 20 minutes after a coded ~ to police.
▪ first , initial
▪ final , last
The referee gave him a final ~.
▪ formal , government , official
▪ salutary ( esp. BrE ), timely
The team's defeat is a salutary ~ before the World Cup.
Her words sounded like a veiled ~.
▪ audible , visual
There is an audible ~ when a certain speed is exceeded.
▪ verbal , written (both esp. BrE )
His employers have placed him on final written ~.
intelligence ~s 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 ~s on 22 rivers across the country.
A tropical storm ~ is in effect for the Gulf Coast.
▪ health , safety
Every cigarette packet carries a government health ~. ( BrE )
▪ profits ( BrE )
VERB + WARNING
▪ give (sb) , issue , post , send , send out
The police have issued a ~ about pickpockets.
Hurricane ~s have been posted on their website.
The Institute has sent out a new ~ to all businesses.
The sensors provide early ~ of the approach of enemy troops.
▪ shout , shout out , sound
The sirens sound a ~ when fighter planes are sighted.
The strike sounded a ~ to all employers in the industry.
▪ reiterate , repeat
▪ be , serve as
Let this be a ~ to you not to trespass on my land again!
What happened to him should serve as a ~ to all dishonest politicians.
▪ get , have , receive
They failed to heed a ~ about the dangerous currents in the river.
WARNING + VERB
The ~ came just minutes before the bomb exploded.
On that day in 1916 air-raid ~s sounded throughout Edinburgh.
WARNING + NOUN
▪ label ( esp. AmE ), notice ( esp. BrE ), sign
a campaign for health ~ labels on alcohol
Red marks on the skin may be a ~ sign for this disease.
▪ bell , light , signal , system
▪ in ~
The dog growled in ~ as we approached.
▪ without ~
He left his wife without ~.
▪ ~ about
a ~ about teaching children to swim
▪ ~ against
a ~ against complacency
▪ ~ of
They sent us fair ~ of their arrival.
▪ ~ to
The police issued a ~ to all drug users in the city.
▪ let that/this be a ~ (to you)
▪ a word of ~
He gave us a word of ~ about going out alone at night.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012