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th re tuh ning

  • v  pose a threat to; present a danger to
  • v  to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
  • v  to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"
  • s  threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    his threatening behavior
  • s  darkened by clouds

  • But in a country mired in tradition and occupied by the Soviet Union, Meena's beliefs were threatening enough to get her assassinated.
  • After initially threatening to slam a fast veto on any attempt to reverse the gag rule, the Administration has started backpedaling.
  • Several students who were suspended after threatening to commit suicide are in the process of suing their schools; others have been offered settlements before their cases reached .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow,Obama said in remarks at an international summit in Pittsburgh, where he described the site and said that Tehran was "threatening the stability and security of the region and the world."
  • Condoleezza Rice in Guardian Unlimited
    Unfortunately the Iranian government continues to spurn our offer of open negotiations, instead threatening peace and security,through its disputed nuclear program, production of ballistic missiles and alleged support for terrorist groups...
  • Vladimir Putin in 940 News
    Threatening someone, in this case the Iranian leadership and Iranian people, will lead nowhere,Putin said in Germany. "They are not afraid, believe me."

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