threaten


threaten
1. I
1) danger (disaster, etc.) threatens угрожает опасность и т.д.; а storm is threatening надвигается буря; а new war threatened нависла угроза /опасность/ новой войны
2) do you mean to threaten? уж не угрожаете ли вы [мне]?
2. III
1) threaten smth., smb. threaten a city (a town, a district, the prosperity of a town, etc.) угрожать /грозить/ городу и т.д., быть угрозой для города и т.д.; famine threatens the district району угрожает /грозит/ голод; threaten [immediate] revenge ([swift] retaliation, every kind of torment, etc.) угрожать /грозить/ скорой местью и т.д.; he was heard to threaten them слышали, как он угрожал им; he shook his fist and threatened me он погрозил мне кулаком
2) threaten smth. threaten rain (a storm) предвещать дождь (бурю)
3. IV
threaten smb. somewhere danger and disaster threaten us on every side опасности и несчастья подстерегают нас со всех сторон
4. XI
be threatened with smth. be threatened with death (with imprisonment, with the law, etc.) подвергаться угрозе смерти и т.д.; be threatened with pneumonia (with danger, with bankruptcy, etc.) подвергаться опасности /находиться под угрозой/ заболеть воспалением легких и т.д.; the race was threatened with extinction этой pace грозило вымирание; be threatened by smth. the city was threatened by the epidemic эпидемия угрожала городу
5. XIII
threaten to do smth.
1) threaten to murder smb. (to punish smb., etc.) угрожать убить кого-л. и т.д., threaten to resign грозиться /угрожать/ уйти /подать/ в отставку; he threatened to leave if he didn't get a raise он пригрозил уйти, если ему не дадут прибавки
2) it threatens to rain (to thunder, etc.) собирается /надвигается/ дождь и т.д.; the practice threatens to become general этот обычай /порядок/ грозит стать всеобщим
6. XVI
threaten with smth. threaten with retaliation (with punishment, etc.) угрожать репрессиями и т.д.;with an action грозить судом
7. XXI1
threaten smb. with smth. threaten smb. with punishment (with a beating, with death, with imprisonment, with dismissal, with legal proceedings, with the confiscation of property, etc.) угрожать кому-л. наказанием и т.д.; he threatened me with all sorts of dire penalties if I disobeyed him он угрожал мне всякого рода наказаниями, если я ослушаюсь его; threaten smb. with a revolver (with a stick, etc.) угрожать кому-л. револьвером и т.д.; threaten smth. to smb. threaten imprisonment (punishment. etc.) to smb. грозить кому-л. арестом /тюрьмой/ и т.д.; the general threatened death to all deserters генерал грозил смертью всем дезертирам

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Threaten — Threat en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Threatened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Threatening}.] [OE. [thorn]retenen. See {Threat}, v. t.] 1. To utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threaten — threaten, menace both mean to announce or forecast (as by word or look) an impending or probable infliction (as an evil or an injury). Threaten basically implies an attempt to dissuade or influence by promising punishment or the infliction of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • threaten — [thret′ n] vt. [ME thretnen < OE threatnian] 1. a) to make threats against; express one s intention of hurting, punishing, etc. b) to express intention to inflict (punishment, reprisal, etc.) 2. a) to indicate the likely occurrence of… …   English World dictionary

  • Threaten — Threat en, v. i. To use threats, or menaces; also, to have a threatening appearance. [1913 Webster] Though the seas threaten, they are merciful. Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threaten — [v1] warn, pressure abuse, admonish, augur, blackmail, bluster, browbeat, bully, caution, comminate, cow, enforce, flex muscles*, forebode, forewarn, fulminate, growl, intimidate, look daggers*, make threat, menace, portend, presage, pressurize,… …   New thesaurus

  • threaten — I verb admonish, augur, be near at hand, blackmail, bode, browbeat, coerce, comminari, comminate, forebode, foreshadow, forewarn, frighten, fulminate, hector, intimidate, menace, portend, presage, terrorize, use threats II index bait (harass),… …   Law dictionary

  • threaten — O.E. þreatnian (see THREAT (Cf. threat)). Related: Threatened. Threatening in the sense of portending no good is recorded from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • threaten — ► VERB 1) make or express a threat to (someone) or to do (something). 2) put at risk; endanger. 3) (of a situation or the weather) seem likely to produce (an unwelcome result). DERIVATIVES threatening adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • threaten */*/*/ — UK [ˈθret(ə)n] / US verb Word forms threaten : present tense I/you/we/they threaten he/she/it threatens present participle threatening past tense threatened past participle threatened 1) a) [transitive] to tell someone that you might or you will… …   English dictionary

  • threaten — threat|en [ θretn ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something: He s been threatening me for months. threaten to do something: The terrorists are threatening… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • threaten — / Tretn/ verb 1 (T) to say that you will cause someone pain, unhappiness, or trouble if they do not do what you want: threaten to do sth: Every time they quarrel, Jan threatens to leave. | threaten sb with sth: We were threatened with the sack if …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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