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brandish

verb [T] uk   /ˈbræn.dɪʃ/ us  
to wave something in the air in a threatening or excited way: She brandished a saucepan at me so I ran out of the kitchen.
Translations of “brandish”
in Spanish blandir…
in French brandir…
in German schwingen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威脅(或興奮)地揮舞…
in Russian размахивать…
in Turkish sallamak, savurmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 威胁(或兴奋)地挥舞…
in Polish wymachiwać…
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