or else


used to say what will happen if something is not done
You have to leave or else you will be arrested for trespassing.
used to say what another possibility is
He either thinks he can't do it or else he just isn't interested.
used in angry speech to express a threat without saying exactly what the threat is
Do what I say or else!

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“Or else.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/or%20else. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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