Threated vs. Threaten

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  • Threated (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of threat

  • Threaten (verb)

    To make a threat against someone; to use threats.

    “He threatened me with a knife.”

  • Threaten (verb)

    To menace, or be dangerous.

    “The rocks threatened the ship’s survival.”

  • Threaten (verb)

    To portend, or give a warning of.

    “The black clouds threatened heavy rain.”

  • Threaten (verb)

    To be close to equaling or surpassing (a record, etc.)

  • Threaten (verb)

    state one’s intention to take hostile action against (someone) in retribution for something done or not done

    “how dare you threaten me?”

    “the men threatened staff with a handgun”

    “‘I might sue for damages,’ he threatened”

  • Threaten (verb)

    state one’s intention to do (something undesirable) in retribution

    “she forced a scene and Toby threatened to leave”

    “the trade unions threatened a general strike”

  • Threaten (verb)

    cause (someone or something) to be vulnerable or at risk; endanger

    “one of four London hospitals threatened with closure”

    “a broken finger threatened his career”

  • Threaten (verb)

    seem likely to produce an unpleasant or unwelcome result

    “the air was raw and threatened rain”

    “the dispute threatened to spread to other cities”

  • Threaten (verb)

    (of something undesirable) seem likely to occur

    “unless war threatened, national politics remained the focus of attention”

Oxford Dictionary

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