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Definition of menace:

  1. The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
  2. To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.
  3. To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; - usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
  4. To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.

Synonyms:

threat, expose, calamity, venture, endanger, safety, pest, irritation, stakes, adventure, warn, pitfall, trouble, gambling, scupper, sword of Damocles, stake, caution, warning, imminence, drag, scourge, peeve, imperil, show your teeth, peril, threaten, jeopardise, fear, jeopardize, joke, terror, intimidation, vexation, irritant, annoyance.

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