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He’s been threatening me for months.
The terrorists are threatening to kill the hostages.
One man has been threatened with legal action.
My life has been threatened on several occasions.
the cancer that now threatens his life
Their actions threaten the stability and security of the region.
Many workers feel that their jobs are threatened.
Nuclear testing threatens to destroy our environment.
Rain was threatening, and it had turned cold.
The wildebeest return to the herd when danger threatens.
Nearly 1,000 of the world’s bird species are threatened with extinction.
Even the local school was threatened with closure.
The dam threatened to break at any moment.
Tensions are threatening to erupt into full-scale confrontation.
This is the American English definition of threaten. View British English definition of threaten.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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