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Verb: threaten  thre-t(u)n
  1. Pose a threat to; present a danger to
    "The pollution is threatening the crops";
    - endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit], menace, imperil, peril
  2. To utter intentions of injury or punishment against
    "He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
  3. To be a menacing indication of something
    "The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"

Derived forms: threatened, threatening, threatens

Type of: augur, auspicate, be, betoken [archaic], bode, exist, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, foretoken, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate, warn

Encyclopedia: Threaten