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English definition of “terrorize”

terrorize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)     /ˈterəraɪz/
to make someone feel very frightened by saying that you will hurt or kill them: A gang of young men with knives have been terrorizing local people .Frightening and scaring
(Definition of terrorize verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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