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Verb
Warn, pressure
“I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.”
Verb
To remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on
“… the powerful hurricane continues to threaten the southern coastline.”
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To make a threat against someone
“Oil drilling would likely threaten and compromise B.C. industries, such as tourism, and commercial and recreational fishing.”
Verb
Seem likely to produce an unpleasant or unwelcome result
“There were heavy downpours even before Scotland's biggest rock and pop festival kicked off and the rain threatened to upstage the performers.”
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