First, legal sex workers in frightening situations can threaten to call the police, which may discourage violent escalation.
He cannot use it as George W. used his—to threaten, to cajole, to harass and to frighten recalcitrant legislators into line.
So when we progress, when we affirm ourselves, we should not threaten them.
States increasingly facing debt burdens that threaten insolvency.
His red mane reaches to his belly button, and he will threaten to kill anyone who touches it (yes, really).
The latter meets the gaze of Lantanas with a sullen look, which seems to threaten disobedience.
No sensation, no indulgence, no excess seemed to threaten me.
Our Emperor will see to it that there will be no British Empire to threaten our mercantile supremacy.
Tryin' to threaten you into givin' him a share in your business!
Was it wise of him to work for the coming of a man who might threaten his own power?