threat


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Threat \Threat\ (thr[e^]t), n. [AS. [thorn]re['a]t, akin to
   [=a][thorn]re['o]tan to vex, G. verdriessen, OHG. irdriozan,
   Icel. [thorn]rj[=o]ta to fail, want, lack, Goth.
   us[thorn]riutan to vex, to trouble, Russ. trudite to impose a
   task, irritate, vex, L. trudere to push. Cf. Abstruse,
   Intrude, Obstrude, Protrude.]
   The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on
   another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come;
   menace; threatening; denunciation.
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         There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Threat \Threat\, v. t. & i. [OE. [thorn]reten, AS.
   [thorn]re['a]tian. See Threat, n.]
   To threaten. [Obs. or Poetic] --Shak.
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         Of all his threating reck not a mite.    --Chaucer.
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         Our dreaded admiral from far they threat. --Dryden.
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