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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

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

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

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

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

To notify someone to go or stay away: The sheriff warned them off the private property.
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In the fall, former Adelphia and Comcast customers will be able to sign up for Time Warner services such as digital phone service, digital cable, and Road Runner high speed Internet connection, priced at $44.
Warner acknowledges that her failure to include working class families among her interview subjects is a limitation.
Roger Ames, Warner Music Group's chairman and CEO, said: "We're in a period of rapid change in the music business and are working to make Warner Music Group as streamlined, efficient and agile as possible.
The effect," Warner says, "would be to reinforce the material privileges and cultural normativity of marriage.
Time Warner Cable became public without the traditional underwritten offering that was one alternative under the agreements with Adelphia.
To start on the right track, New York-based Warner Music has cut jobs and even consolidated sales staff at several of its labels to create a leaner business.
The most likely is a deal between Time Warner and Fox once Time Warner recognizes that access to the satellite transmission facilities of News Corporation in Asia and South America is more important to their bottom line than Ted Turner's demonization of his competitors.
As we introduce our recently launched Mobile Access product to additional divisions, Synchronoss will play an integral role by providing a streamlined order processing solution," said Mike Roudi, Vice President of Time Warner Cable's Wireless Division.
Warner Music is comprised of such well-known record labels as Warner Bros.
Clark, who chairs the Time Warner Board's Nominating and Governance Committee, said: "The Board of Directors has sought to enhance the breadth and depth of experience on our Board in a number of important areas, so we're very pleased to welcome Ed Zander and Jeff Bewkes as new Directors.
It all is too recent, too fresh, too painful to dwell on, but Warner is confronted with the emptiness of her 2002 Olympics every time she gets out of bed here in Utah.
Time Warner Entertainment Japan is being created to expand and develop new entertainment business opportunities in Japan.
NEW YORK -- Samsung, Time Warner Cable and Advance/Newhouse Communications announced that interactive digital cable services are now live on the Samsung HL-S5686C Open Cable Application Platform (OCAP(TM)) compliant DLP HDTV and SMT-H3050 High Definition Set-top Boxes (HDSTB) in Time Warner Cable's New York City systems, and will soon be expanding to other Time Warner Cable cities, including Milwaukee, WI, and cities covered by Advance/Newhouse's Bright House Networks cable systems.
Favre is the greatest one-man show the league can offer, Warner is this unearthly being unleashing a Milky Way of luminous receivers and interstellar gas.
The historic "Warner Week" on Ostankino television Channel 1 will consist of 18 hours of Warner Bros.