threatenverbuk /ˈθret.ən/ us /ˈθret.ən/
- Greenpeace works to promote awareness of the dangers that threaten our planet today.
- Britain threatened to break off diplomatic relations.
- A masked robber threatened the bank staff with a gun.
- They threatened to blow up the plane if their demands were not met.
- She's threatening to take me to court for not paying the bill on time.