menace

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
menace

Plural
menaces

  1. (countable) A menace is a serious danger.
    Cigarette smoking is a menace to society.
    This man poses a menace to himself and his family.

Verb[change]

Plain form
menace

Third-person singular
menaces

Past tense
menaced

Past participle
menaced

Present participle
menacing

  1. (transitive) If you menace somebody, you try to make them feel unsafe.
    He began carrying a gun and menacing his neighbours.