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terrorize

verb

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to strike with fear
  • thunderstorms terrorize our cats, who all scamper downstairs when lightning flashes

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The first known use of terrorize was in 1823

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“Terrorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/terrorize. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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