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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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A spokesperson for the force said: "Police were called to reports of disorder where weapons were brandished in Burnaby Road, Radford,around 12.10pm yesterday (25 August).
Residents termed Nelima "rogue" and demanded her transfer while her senior colleagues, who sought anonymity, said she had brandished her weapon before.
He is then said to have brandished a metal bar while shouting aggressively at the woman.
There were four people present, he did not use the hammer but brandished it and there was a scuffle.
One of the robbers wielded a revolver, a second brandished a hand grenade while a third ordered the outlet's cashier to fill up a bag that could fit a computer notebook.
David Grant, 36, jumped into Claire Tester's car as she was about to set off to work from her home in Ayr and brandished a knife.
"WE need to restore the honour of the cucumber," Spanish MEP Francisco Sosa-Wagner told the European Parliament, his dark eyes flashing as he brandished a Spanish cucumber.
The man then brandished a knife and threatened the motorist.
On the Jounieh highway, two masked men on a moped brandished weapons at a gas station attendant and robbed him of an unspecified sum before fleeing the scene.
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.>