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

 

menace

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈmenəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they menace
BrE BrE//ˈmenəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəs//
 
he / she / it menaces
BrE BrE//ˈmenəsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəsɪz//
 
past simple menaced
BrE BrE//ˈmenəst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəst//
 
past participle menaced
BrE BrE//ˈmenəst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəst//
 
-ing form menacing
BrE BrE//ˈmenəsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəsɪŋ//
 
 
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menace something/somebody (formal) to be a possible danger to something/somebody synonym threaten The forests are being menaced by major development projects. Millions menaced by floods. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from late Latin minacia, from Latin minax, minac- ‘threatening’, from minae ‘threats’.
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