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To state one's intention to take hostile action against (someone) in retribution for something done or not done
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“I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.”
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To be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
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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.”
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Seem likely to produce an unpleasant or unwelcome result
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“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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Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
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Intimidating for money
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To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Attack
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Cast a shadow over
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Appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening
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To surround with troops
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To determine the future or the fate of something in advance
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Inform someone in advance of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation
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To come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
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Talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
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To say something quickly and irritably
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To make a loud, deep cry
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To be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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To come close in quantity or quality
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