verb. ['ˈθrɛtən'] to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police".
Words that Rhyme with Threaten
Example sentences of the word threaten
1. Verb, base form
They can work in a goldfish aquarium as long as the goldfish are not large enough to threaten them.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Look for branches that threaten to unbalance the tree due to excessive size.
Quotes containing the word threaten
1. With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers' - not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.
- Donny Osmond
2. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
- Marsha Sinetar
3. Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
- Billie Holiday
verb. ['ˈθrɛtən'] pose a threat to; present a danger to.
verb. ['ˈθrɛtən'] to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain".
- be well