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To state one's intention to take hostile and retributive action against someone
“You pester him, and even threaten him about his vote. Your mother did the same thing to me.”
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To intimidate with threats or bullying behavior
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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 put at risk or be a danger to
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“I wish to outline several issues that threaten the feasibility of delivering our services at a reasonable rate.”
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To be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
“He watched out for her at school, especially when a snow storm would threaten in winter.”
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To foreshadow the coming of something undesirable
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“An early morning sky would threaten rain, but the day turned out to be scorching.”
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To cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Intimidating for money
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Attack
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Cast a shadow over
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To say something quickly and irritably
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To consign or destine someone to a given fate, typically undesirable
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Challenge, defy someone
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To come close in quantity or quality
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