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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")

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