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warn someone about someone or something

to advise someone about the dangers associated with someone or something. Didn't I warn you about the dangers of going there? I warned you about Alice.
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warn someone against someone or something

to advise someone against someone, something, or doing something. We warned them all against going to the region at this time. I warned her against Gerald.
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warn someone away from someone or something

to advise someone to avoid someone or something. We warned her away from the danger, but she did not heed our warning. Why didn't you warn me away from Roger?
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warn someone of something

to advise someone that something bad is likely to happen. I wish you had warned us of what was going to happen. Please warn John of the heavy traffic he may run into.
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warn someone off

to advise a person to stay away. We placed a guard outside the door to warn people off until the gas leak could be fixed. The guards warned off everyone in the vicinity.
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warn about

v.
1. To make someone aware of the actual or potential harm, danger, or evil associated with something: I warned the kids about riding their bikes in the street.
2. To make aware in advance of some actual or potential harm, danger, or evil: The report warned about a possible attack.
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warn against

v.
To advise someone that something is dangerous or problematic and should be avoided: I warned them against driving without seatbelts. The doctor warns against smoking.
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warn away

v.
To notify someone to go or stay away: The guide warned the tourists away from the edge of the cliff. The sign warned away trespassers.
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warn of

v.
To make someone aware in advance of some actual or potential harm, danger, or evil: The doctor warned them of the flu epidemic. The employees were warned of the company's impending bankruptcy.
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warn off

v.
To notify someone to go or stay away: The sheriff warned them off the private property.
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The State Department did not explain why it was issuing a new warning that did not appear substantively different from the previous one.
Progress since the last report in 2012 includes: Thailand increasing the size of picture warnings from 55% to 85%; Nepal implementing 75% picture warnings; Jamaica improving warnings from 33% text to 60% pictures; and, Uruguay implementing its 7th round of picture warnings (Uruguay's warning size is 80%).
warnings, which are text-only and printed on the side of cigarette packs, are stale and unnoticed.
Ideally, the instruction manual, packaging and warning labels should all be created or updated at the same time, to ensure consistency.
Seismic Warning Systems has been providing systems and services for early seismic detection and automated system response to commercial, industrial and government customers for twelve years.
Sunday: Yellow warning still in place until midday.
This is a bit surprising because studies in other countries have shown that pictorial warnings are effective in promoting smoking cessation among users.
Under the federal WARN Act, those companies that employ more than 100 people are required to issue a warning before instituting a layoff, but two years ago the state Legislature passed a law lowering the threshold to 75 workers, as well as attempting to put some teeth into the law.
The main difference between an analyst involved in warning intelligence and other analysts, is said to reside in the requirement that the former has to discern the intentions of others.
Listed companies in the region issued 10 profit warnings in the first quarter of 2007, the third highest number of profit warnings issued in the region in the last three years, and up 67% on the final three months of last year, when there were six.
Profit warnings in the West Midlands for the year to December 31 totalled 13 compared to 24 in 2005 - a fall of nearly 50 per cent - according to research released today by Ernst & Young.
He and other backers noted it would allow states to petition the FDA to include their warnings nationally.
The attackers' aim appears to be covert gathering and transmitting of commercially or economically valuable information," the warning stated.
Across the UK, 33% of warnings named `difficult market/trading conditions' as the reason behind the warning.
To give credence to Seibert's second confession, the Court would have had to reject their long-standing holding concern that anyone subjected to custodial interrogation is guaranteed "a full and effective warning of his rights.