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menace

noun commination, danger, dangerous situution, hazard, imminent danger, imperilment, intimidating force, intimidation, minacious force, minacity, peril, threat

menace

verb affright, alarm, cause alarm, direct a threat against, disconcert, disquiet, disturb, exhibit hostile intentions, frighten, impend, inspire fear, put in bodily fear, put in fear, raise apprehensions, scare, show hostility, startle, strike with overwhelming fear, terrify, threaten, unnerve
See also: bait, challenge, danger, endanger, frighten, harass, hazard, hector, impend, intimidate, jeopardize, jeopardy, portend, threat, threaten

MENACE. A threat; a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another.
     2. When menaces to do an injury to another have been made, the party making them may, in general, be held to bail to keep the peace; and, when followed by any inconvenience or loss, the injured party has a civil action against the wrong doer. Com. Dig. Battery, D; Vin. Ab. h.t.; Bac. Ab. Assault; Co. Litt. 161 a, 162 b, 253 b; 2 Lutw. 1428. Vide Threat.

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The man not wincing, and merely shaking his forefinger half knowingly, half menacingly, the piece of honesty thought better of it and sat down again, putting the glass down too.
Sometimes you can hear their wings as they zoom past menacingly in search of prey.
LOOKS like this surfer could be in deep trouble as a huge shark circles menacingly beneath him But instead of fleeing, like everyone else in the water did, Andy Johnston stays calmly floating on the surface - while keeping his eye on the killer beast.
When they menacingly approached his vehicle, the sergeant explained to the two men that he didn't want trouble.
Dot is shaken by the news, no doubt remembering all those happy days when Nick would hatch plans to bump her off her before leering menacingly into the camera in time for the doof doof doofs.
The Leeds Rhinos coach is a former Royal Marines boxing champion and professional rugby league player, so I guess that if he starts to move menacingly towards opposition players we will be in for something that will require the doctor rather than the disciplinary panel.
30pm BBC One) WITH Sharon pouting menacingly at Ronnie and brandishing Carl's broken phone, this week's episodes are starting to feel worryingly like EastEnders has returned to the bad old days of BC (Before the Carters).
The book includes menacingly whimsical b&w illustrations by Miek van Dongen, a Dutch multimedia artist.
He also sneaked into her house, menacingly switched photographs in frames and cut up her clothes.
Flanked by his similarly dressed pals (all of them also waving guns around), Brown stares menacingly in the camera for the shot, taken in a parking lot in front of a sports car, Us magazine reported.
His pointless Channel 5 show is just a bad rehash of other series like MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, with him reaching new heights of pantomime villainy as he struts around, menacingly brandishing a knife.
Jeanette McNicholas's black moved menacingly into second placeatthethirdbendandthen chaseddownBallycanewtoscore goingawayin28.