Definitions for

Overview of verb threaten

The verb threaten has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (23) endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril

(pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops")

2. (21) threaten

(to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police")

3. (10) threaten

(to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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