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Noun: menace  me-nis
  1. Something that is a source of danger
    "earthquakes are a constant menace in Japan";
    - threat
  2. A threat or the act of threatening
    "he spoke with desperate menace"
Verb: menace  me-nis
  1. Pose a threat to; present a danger to
    "The pollution is menacing the crops";
    - endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit], threaten, imperil, peril
  2. Express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
    "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
  3. Act in a threatening manner
    "A menacing person"

Derived forms: menaced, menaces, menacing

Type of: act, be, behave, danger, do, evince [formal], exist, express, show, threat

Encyclopedia: Menace