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He threatened me verbally for several minutes before hitting me.
a threat: a warning of something bad which may happen in the future
Is that a threat or a promise?
to pose a threat to be a danger, a risk, a potential problem
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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