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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Threaten as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 13 answers for the crossword clue 'Threaten', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Threaten a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Threaten as an answer itself some 86 times.

Threaten is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 23 August 2021 with the answer being MENACE, but the most popular answer for this clue is LOOM.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • To be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
  • To utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
  • Pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

4 Letters

A textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

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A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

5 Letters

A hired thug

A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

6 Letters

Be imminent or about to happen; "Changes are impending"

A threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace"

7 Letters

Pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"

Indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"

8 Letters

Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

10 Letters

Make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"

Pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"

Put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"

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