threaten

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 /ˈθrɛtən/

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Principal Translations
EnglishSpanish
threaten [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (menace)amenazar a vtr + prep
 She threatened me with a knife.
 Ella me amenazó con un cuchillo.
 
Additional Translations
EnglishSpanish
threaten viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (to be a menace)amenazar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 He threatened to hit me if I didn't do what he said.
 Él amenazaba con golpearme si yo no hacía lo que él decía.
threaten viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (speak threats)amenazar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 He's always threatening to fire me.
 Él siempre está amenazando con despedirme.
threaten [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (clouds)presagiar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  (amenazar lluvia)amenazar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The clouds are threatening rain.
 Esas nubes presagian lluvia.
 Esas nubes amenazan lluvia.
threaten [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (portend)presagiar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The manager's attitude threatened dire consequences for the company.
 La actitud del gerente presagiaba consecuencias nefastas para la compañía.
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