Definition of beware
: to be on one's guard beware of the dog
1 : to take care of beware your wallet
2 : to be wary of we must … beware the exceedingly tenuous generalization — Matthew Lipman
Examples of beware in a Sentence
A ghostly voice cried “Beware!”.
He told them to beware.
The restaurant's food is excellent, but beware the chili if you don't like spicy food.
Recent Examples of beware from the Web
The FBI is again warning the public to beware of calls from the FBI.
Taxpayers beware: The cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised.
This looks like an ideal match of ascending coach and program, but beware: Anything less than yearly Conference USA championship contention will be seen as a step back for WKU.
Beware the curse Former North Carolina star Rashad McCants told the Charlotte Observer that dating Khloe Kardashian ruined his NBA career.
But buyers should beware of these services as well.
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BEWARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beware for English Language Learners
: to be careful : to act in a way that shows you know that there may be danger or trouble
BEWARE Defined for Kids
Definition of beware for Students
: to be cautious or careful beware of the dog He told them to beware. Hint: Beware is used only in the forms beware or to beware.
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