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Adjective
Being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come
“Luck was with the golfers as the threatening weather never really materialized.”
Adjective
Having a hostile or deliberately frightening quality or manner
“Agricola, stated Tacitus, invaded Caledonia because the northern tribes were acting in a threatening manner.”
Adjective
Giving signs of immediate occurrence
“… economists warning of a threatening recession.”
Adjective
Involving potential loss or injury
“… threatening rocks lined that narrow stretch of the river through which we would be rafting.”
Verb
Present participle for warn, pressure
“I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.”
Verb
Present participle for to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on
“… the powerful hurricane continues to threaten the southern coastline.”
Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for 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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