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menace

noun

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something that may cause injury or harm
  • a loaded gun is a menace that this household doesn't need

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menace

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of menace (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to place in danger
  • menaced the children by leaving them in the car unattended

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2 to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on
  • stockpiles of nuclear weapons that continue to menace the inhabitants of this planet

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The first known use of menace was in the 14th century

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“Menace.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/menace. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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