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threaten

US [ˈθret(ə)n]
UK ['θret(ə)n]
  • v.威胁;危及;恐吓;扬言要
  • Web预示;威胁点;有….的危险
Simple Present:threatens  Present Participle:threatening  Past Tense:threatened  
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v.
1.
[t]
扬言要;威胁;恐吓to say that you will cause trouble, hurt sb, etc. if you do not get what you want
They broke my windows and threatened me.
他们砸碎我的窗子并威胁我。
The attacker threatened them with a gun.
袭击者用枪威胁他们。
He was threatened with dismissal if he continued to turn up late for work.
他受到警告,如果继续上班迟到,就被辞退。
The threatened strike has been called off.
扬言要进行的罢工被取消了。
The hijackers threatened to kill one passenger every hour if their demands were not met.
劫机者要挟说,如果他们的要求得不到满足,他们每过一小时就杀死一名乘客。
They threatened that passengers would be killed.
他们要挟说要杀死乘客。
2.
[i][t]
预示凶兆;有…危险to seem likely to happen or cause sth unpleasant
A storm was threatening.
暴风雨即将来临。
This dispute threatens to split the party.
这一分歧可能会造成党的分裂。
The clouds threatened rain.
乌云密布预示大雨将至。
3.
[t]
~ sth
危及;对…构成威胁to be a danger to sth
Pollution is threatening marine life.
污染正危及海洋生物。

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