Meaning of WARNING in English

WARNING

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ 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.

▪ little

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.

▪ friendly

▪ veiled

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

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.

▪ provide

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

▪ ignore

▪ heed

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

WARNING + VERB

▪ come

The ~ came just minutes before the bomb exploded.

▪ sound

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

PREPOSITION

▪ 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.

PHRASES

▪ 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 .