Bedeutung von “threaten” — Learner’s Dictionary

threaten

verb us uk /ˈθretən/
HARM [ T ]

B2 to tell someone that you will kill or hurt them, or cause problems for them if they do not do what you want:

He threatened the staff with a gun and demanded money.
[ + to do sth ] He threatened to report her to the police.

Mehr Beispiele

DAMAGE [ T ]

to be likely to cause harm or damage to something or someone:

His knee problem is threatening his cycling career.
HAPPEN [ I ]

If something bad threatens to happen, it is likely to happen:

threatening adjective

threatening behaviour
threateningly adverb

(Definition von “threaten” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)