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English noun: menace

1. menace (state) something that is a source of danger


SamplesEarthquakes are a constant threat in Japan.


Synonymsthreat


Broader (hypernym)danger


Narrower (hyponym)yellow peril

2. menace (communication) a threat or the act of threatening


SamplesHe spoke with desperate menace.


Broader (hypernym)threat


English verb: menace

1. menace (stative) pose a threat to; present a danger to


SamplesThe pollution is endangering the crops.


ExamplesSam cannot menace Sue


Synonymsendanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, peril, threaten


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, exist

2. menace (communication) express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture


SamplesHe menaced the bank manager with a stick.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

3. menace (body) act in a threatening manner


SamplesA menacing person.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do









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