threat

Part of speech: verb

To threaten.

Part of speech: noun

A declared intention to inflict pain, injury, etc.; a menace.

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Usage examples "threat":

  1. " This is not meant as a personal threat to you, so long as we two are in here alone. - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
  2. I tell you, therefore, I have no threat to hold over you. - "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
  3. I remembered the man's eyes as the mayor let fall his word of powerful threat, and doubted it. - "The Mayor's Wife", Anna Katherine Green.