Definition Threaten

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Definition

to threaten: to menace, to warn of future danger
verb
He threatened me verbally for several minutes before hitting me.

a threat: a warning of something bad which may happen in the future
noun
Is that a threat or a promise?
to pose a threat to be a danger, a risk, a potential problem

Pronunciation examples
UK: Don't you threaten me with that banana.
US: I can't threaten you with this banana. It's just a banana.

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