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A deadly pig disease has just entered Germany for the first time, threatening to hammer exports from Europe’s biggest hog-producing nation.

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The scuttlebutt was that about half a million dollars of advertising was threatening to walk unless something was done.

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McDade subsequently threatened his attackers in a Facebook Live video he made.

These often can be removed before they progress to life-threatening stages.

One could ask why trying to persuade someone to wear a mask would threaten their dignity.

Anyone willing to threaten war over a joke is clearly not playing with a full deck.

Seevakumaran uploaded six videos to YouTube on March 17, just hours before he would threaten his roommate and commit suicide.

Second, they threaten one of the most precious resources in our state: public education that is open to all children.

“I meet with the editors, I write them letters, I threaten them,” he said.

Nothing may actually threaten America more than our own fears.

There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.

I suppose you think it's brave to come back from the front and threaten a defenceless man with a revolver?

To raise a club over the head of another and threaten to strike if he speaks, would be an assault.

I have everywhere remarked that the Indians jangle and threaten a great deal, but that they never go beyond that.

The British under Burgoyne had advanced their works so far as to threaten a complete inclosure of the continental army.


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On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to threaten, such as: intimidate, menace, scare, abuse, admonish, and augur.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.