menace

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Definition of menace in English English dictionary

to endanger someone or something; to imperil or jeopardize
a dangerous person
the act of threatening
a perceived threat or danger
to make threats (against someone); to intimidate
{f} threaten, endanger
{v} to threaten, to deter
{n} a threat
express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick
To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted
To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect
To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war
act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person"
The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come
a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace"
something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"
If you say that one thing menaces another, you mean that the first thing is likely to cause the second thing serious harm. The European states retained a latent capability to menace Britain's own security. = threaten
If you are menaced by someone, they threaten to harm you. She's being menaced by her sister's latest boyfriend. = threaten. to threaten
pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
Menace is a quality or atmosphere that gives you the feeling that you are in danger or that someone wants to harm you. a voice full of menace
You can refer to someone or something as a menace when you want to say that they cause you trouble or annoyance. You're a menace to my privacy, Kenworthy = nuisance
{i} threat; danger; bother
If you say that someone or something is a menace to other people or things, you mean that person or thing is likely to cause serious harm. In my view you are a menace to the public. the menace of fascism = threat
a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace" something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan" act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person" express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick
express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick"
A threat of force or improper action against a person or property in order to induce a party to act
a card that an opponent must guard lest it become a winner
one who or one that is a threat; danger
menaced
Simple past tense and past participle of menace
menacing
Present participle of menace
yellow menace
Alternative form of yellow peril
menacer
{n} on who threatens, one who deters
The Phantom Menace
1999 science fiction film directed by George Lucas, fourth movie in the Star Wars series
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past of menace
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subject to menaces; threatened
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One who menaces
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{s} dangerous; threatening
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Suggesting imminent harm
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Threatening
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If someone or something looks menacing, they give you a feeling that they are likely to cause you harm or put you in danger. The strong dark eyebrows give his face an oddly menacing look = threatening + menacingly men·ac·ing·ly A group of men suddenly emerged from a doorway and moved menacingly forward to block her way. making you expect something unpleasant = threatening
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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"
menacingly
In a menacing manner
menacingly
in a menacing manner; "the voice at the other end of the line dropped menacingly
menacingly
In a threatening manner
menacingly
threateningly, dangerously
menacingly
in a menacing manner; "the voice at the other end of the line dropped menacingly"
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