re-threaten

threaten

[thret-n]

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English thretnen, Old English thrēatnian, derivative of thrēat pressure, oppression. See threat, -en1

threatener, noun
outthreaten, verb (used with object)
prethreaten, verb (used with object)
rethreaten, verb


2. endanger.


2. protect, defend.
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threaten (ˈθrɛtən)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to be a threat to
2.  to be a menacing indication of (something); portend: dark clouds threatened rain
3.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to express a threat to (a person or people)
 
'threatener
 
n
 
'threatening
 
adj
 
'threateningly
 
adv

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