What does terrorise mean?

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  1. To inflict someone with terror; to terrify.
  2. To coerce (someone) by using threats or violence.
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The Ku Klux Klan, founded in the United States in 1866, wore white hoods and cloaks and carried burning crosses to terrorise people as part of their white supremacy policy.
Now that they terrorise, murder, and, frankly, slaughter innocent children, we are at the most depraved end of the spectrum of all.
Hooligans on quad bikes and motorcycles who terrorise neighbourhoods face anti-social behaviour orders.
Adopted in Britain in 1999, they are now regarded as the only way in which young thugs who terrorise neighbourhoods without actually breaking the law can be brought to heel.
He has no probs getting around at night thwacking the bad guys who terrorise his neighbourhood.
The thugs raided the village and began firing their guns to terrorise the farmers.

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