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Threat, vb. (used only in verse and in the present time), to menace, to threaten; absol.: “no more than he that --s,” John III, 1, 347. “--est where's no cause,” H6B I, 4, 51. Tim. IV, 2, 21. Caes. V, 1, 38. Mcb. II, 1, 60. An inf. following: “who --s to do as much as ever Coriolanus did,” Tit. IV, 4, 67. A clause: “whose crooked beak --s if he mount he dies,” Lucr. 508. Transitively, a) the person menaced as object: “that ever t. his foes,” Ven. 620. Lucr. 331. Lucr. 331 R2 III, 3, 90. Tit. II, 1, 40. Ant. III, 5, 19. Cymb. IV, 2, 127. “t. you me with telling of the king?” R3 I, 3, 113. “and t. me I shall never come to bliss,” Tit. III, 1, 273. b) the evil to be inflicted as object: “every one did t. to-morrow's vengeance on the head of Richard,” R3 V, 3, 205.
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