Definition of terrorize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

terrorize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtɛrəˌraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they terrorize
 
he / she / it terrorizes
 
past simple terrorized
 
-ing form terrorizing
 
 
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to frighten and threaten people so that they will not oppose something or will do as they are told terrorize somebody drug dealers terrorizing the neighborhood terrorize somebody into doing something People were terrorized into leaving their homes.
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