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〔 ˋθrєtN 〕


〔 ˊθretn 〕

Overview of verb threaten

The verb threaten has 3 senses

  • endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril -- (pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops")

  • threaten -- (to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police")

  • threaten -- (to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens")