Verb(1) pose a threat to; present a danger to(2) to utter intentions of injury or punishment against(3) to be a menacing indication of something
(1) I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.(2) She had no intention of doing so, but she could threaten him.(3) how dare you threaten me?(4) We want to send a clear message to management that they cannot single out and threaten union members.(5) Oil drilling would likely threaten and compromise B.C. industries, such as tourism, and commercial and recreational fishing.(6) Despite two restraining orders and a spell in jail, he continued to threaten her, and was planning to kill her when he was finally arrested.(7) Instead the black-haired woman kept her gaze focused on him, coiled to act if anything dared threaten her.(8) Both bird life (including the Kiwi) and many unique types of trees are threatened with extinction because of the brushtail possum.(9) The disciples of Jesus, like their master, were also threatened by enemies.(10) The result is that some 12 percent of mammal species and 11 percent of birds and plants are threatened with extinction.(11) By mid-2003, lack of rain threatened to push them over that edge.(12) The balaclava-clad men used a beer barrel to smash their way into the building and threatened staff before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash.(13) However, the numbers enrolling for chemistry, physics and maths degree courses are dropping and university science departments are threatened with closure.(14) One man threatened to stab me; I had to go, but I was so afraid for him.(15) Tyler spoke in a quiet, menacing voice, his tone threatening anyone who dared defy him.(16) I had shot with the intent to kill when a mother and her child were threatened .
(1) to threaten :: om te dreig
1. menace ::
2. endanger ::
in gevaar stel
3. foreshadow ::
4. seem likely ::
5. jeopardize ::
threaten, threatened, threatening, threatens
Word Example from TV Shows
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You won't torture me,
you'll just THREATEN my son.
Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 3
Don't THREATEN it
and it won't hurt you.
Westworld Season 2, Episode 4
- If you THREATEN my lord again...
Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 5
Threaten me again
and I'll have you thrown into the sea.
Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 2
I'm sure Tyrion did not mean
to THREATEN the King.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 8
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