Threatened his neighbor with a knife.
Clouds threatening rain.
Workers threatening a walkout; a customer threatening to sue for fraud.
Felt threatened by his colleague's promotion.
Human encroachment on animal's land is an example of something that threatens the animal population.
When you tell someone you are going to kill him, this is an example of a time when you threaten him.
Landslides threatened the mountain village.
Origin of threaten
- From Middle English Ã¾reaten or Ã¾reten, from Old English Ã¾rÄ“atian.