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Definition of terrorize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

terrorize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈterəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they terrorize
BrE BrE//ˈterəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəraɪz//
 
he / she / it terrorizes
BrE BrE//ˈterəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple terrorized
BrE BrE//ˈterəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəraɪzd//
 
past participle terrorized
BrE BrE//ˈterəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəraɪzd//
 
-ing form terrorizing
BrE BrE//ˈterəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈterəraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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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 neighbourhood terrorize somebody into doing something People were terrorized into leaving their homes.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: terrorize