What does the word threaten mean?

Usage examples for threaten

  1. Suddenly they began to threaten her. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. " Sahib, I-" " Nor will I threaten you! – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  3. Presents were given them, and it soon appeared that the greater part were well disposed towards the English, though a few were inclined to prevent their departure, and even to threaten hostility. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman