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threatened, past tense; threatened, past participle; threatens, 3rd person singular present; threatening, present participle;
  1. State one's intention to take hostile action against someone in retribution for something done or not done
    • - the unions threatened a general strike
    • - she made a scene and Tom threatened to leave
    • - “I might sue for damages,” he threatened
  2. Express one's intention to harm or kill (someone)
    • - the men threatened the customers with a handgun
  3. Cause (someone or something) to be vulnerable or at risk; endanger
    • - a broken finger threatened his career
    • - one of four hospitals threatened with closure
  4. (of a situation or weather conditions) Seem likely to produce an unpleasant or unwelcome result
    • - the dispute threatened to spread to other cities
    • - the air was raw and threatened rain
  5. (of something undesirable) Seem likely to occur
    • - unless war threatened, national politics remained the focus of attention

  1. endanger: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
  2. to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
  3. to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
  4. (threatened) (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered; "the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"
  5. baleful: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
  6. (threatening) heavy: darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
  7. Threatened species are any species (including animals, plants, fungi, etc.) which are vulnerable to endangerment in the near future.
  8. (Threatened (song)) Invincible is the tenth and last studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson released in his lifetime. The album was released by Epic Records on October 30, 2001. ...
  9. (The Threat) The Threat is a 1949 American film noir directed by Felix E. Feist and starring Charles McGraw. The film features Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, among others.
  10. (The Threat (Animorphs)) The Threat is the twenty-first book in the Animorphs series, written by K.A. Applegate. It is narrated by Jake. It is the second book in the David trilogy.
  11. (The Threat (Dynasty)) The following is a complete list of episodes for the 1980s television series Dynasty, in broadcast order.
  12. A threat is an act of coercion wherein an act is proposed to elicit a negative response. It is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. It is a crime in many jurisdictions. ...
  13. To make a threat against someone; to use threats; To menace, or be dangerous; To portend, or give a warning
  14. (threatened) At risk of becoming endangered in the near future; Feeling insecure or vulnerable
  15. (threatening) Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening
  16. (threat) an expression of intent to injure or punish another; an indication of imminent danger; a person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace; To threaten
  17. (Threatened) A potential cause of an incident that may result in harm to a system or organization.
  18. (Threatened) A species or community that is vulnerable, endangered or presumed extinct.
  19. (Threatened) A type or species of living thing whose numbers are low because of pollution, habitat loss or overhunting. This living thing could begin to die out if it is not protected.
  20. (Threatened) Animals or plants that are in danger of extinction in a part of their range.
  21. (Threatened) Bleeding or cramping in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, indicating that the foetus is in jeopardy.
  22. (Threatened) Plants or animals that are considered as Endangered or Vulnerable in status, often due to loss of suitable habitat.
  23. (Threatened) Spotting or bleeding that occurs early in the pregnancy. May progress to spontaneous abortion.
  24. (Threatened) The term refers to taxa for which the potential for loss exists but for which there is insufficient data to determine whether they are endangered.
  25. (Threatened) This refers to all forms of threats at any time before a journalist was murdered.