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One entry found for threaten.
Main Entry: threat·en
Pronunciation: primarystressthret-schwan
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): threat·ened; threat·en·ing /primarystressthret-nieng, -schwan-ieng/
1 : to utter threats : make threats against <threaten tresspassers with arrest>
2 : to give signs or warning of <clouds threatening rain>
3 : to be an imminent danger to : MENACE <hunger threatens the town>
4 : to announce as intended or possible <the workers threatened a strike> <threatened to buy a car>
5 : to cause to feel insecure or anxious <felt threatened by his friend's success>
- threat·en·ing·ly /primarystressthret-nieng-lemacron, -schwan-ieng-/ adverb

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