Definitions for threaten

Definitions for (verb) threaten

Main entry: threaten

Definition: to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

Main entry: threaten

Definition: to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"

Usage: Danger threatens

Main entry: menace, jeopardise, jeopardize, imperil, peril, threaten, endanger

Definition: pose a threat to; present a danger to

Usage: The pollution is endangering the crops

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