ADJ. arrest, death, search The king refused to sign the death warrant for his old friend. | royal
VERB + WARRANT authorize, grant, issue, serve, sign The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest. The police served a warrant on him. | get, obtain | execute Police who executed a search warrant found a substantial amount of stolen property on the premises.
WARRANT + NOUN card
PHRASES without a ~ In certain circumstances, police may enter premises without a warrant. | ~ for
ADV. hardly The TV appearance was so brief that it hardly warranted comment.
VERB + WARRANT be important/serious/severe enough to They do not consider the case serious enough to warrant a government enquiry.