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brandish

verb dangle before the eyes, display, draw one's sword, exhibit, flap, flaunt, flourish, gesture, rattle the saber, shake, show, swing, threaten, vibrare, wag, waggle, wave, wield
Associated concepts: harassment, menacing
See also: display, flaunt, wield
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An allegation was made that a firearm was brandished during the incident.
Johnston, 22, his face partly covered by his jacket, brandished the stolen police truncheon and demanded her bag, pulling at the straps.
The frightened 51-ye a r -old was threatened by him as he brandished a stolen police truncheon on Drummond Road.
3 : wild or threatening in appearance <He brandished a fierce sword.
To dramatize the supposed urgency of the disarmament program, police raided a home in Gloucester and proudly brandished their trophy, a five-foot, crescent-shaped, two-handled artifact breathlessly referred to by the Sun as "a martial arts sword capable of beheading a man.
As she lay dying, she passed the flag to a newcomer, who galloped and brandished just as fervently.
Police are hunting for an armed robber who brandished two Samurai swords in separate raids on Warwickshire shops over the Christmas period.
At a time when most mortals wore course shirts of flax and wool, the king brandished strategic splendor as later rulers would display military might.
NORTHRIDGE - A man who allegedly brandished a gun at a police officer was found hiding in mulch at a nursery on Sunday, after officers closed off streets and used police dogs to find him.
In a rare mix of horror and sci-fi that truly works, this novel has brandished Michael McBride as a winner.
A DRUNK who brandished a ski pole during a street argument has been fined pounds 150.
Protesters brandished banners saying: "No to Bush, No to Saddam, Yes to Islam".