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threaten


verb
1. pose a threat to;
present a danger to (Freq. 23)
- The pollution is endangering the crops
Syn:
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, imperil, peril
Derivationally related forms:
peril (for: peril), menace (for: menace), jeopardy (for: jeopardise), jeopardy (for: jeopardize)
Hypernyms:
exist, be
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
2. to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police" (Freq. 21)
Hypernyms:
warn
Hyponyms:
offer
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody with something
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Sam cannot threaten Sue
3. to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain" (Freq. 10)
- Danger threatens
Hypernyms:
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen,
presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,
forecast, predict
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something ----s something

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