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threaten /ˈθrɛtn̩/ verb
threatens; threatened; threatening
threaten
/ˈθrɛtn̩/
verb
threatens; threatened; threatening
Learner's definition of THREATEN
[+ object] : to say that you will harm someone or do something unpleasant or unwanted especially in order to make someone do what you want
: to be something that is likely to cause harm to (someone or something) : to be a threat to (someone or something)
[+ object]
[no object]
used to say that something bad or harmful appears likely or possible
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[no object]

— threatening

/ˈθrɛtn̩ɪŋ/ adjective [more threatening; most threatening]

— threateningly

/ˈθrɛtn̩ɪŋli/ adverb
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