verb (used with or without object)
Origin of threat
Examples from the Web for threated
Thence marching southward, he threated Nisibis, which is said, to have been within a little of yielding itself.
"They have allus let us stay, even when they have threated us before now," whimpered a man.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
An Irishman asked him if that was the way "he threated a fellow creathur?"
British Dictionary definitions for threated
Word Origin for threat
Word Origin and History for threated
Old English þreat "crowd, troop," also "oppression, menace," related to þreotan "to trouble, weary," from Proto-Germanic *threutanan (cf. German verdrießen "to vex"), from PIE *trud- "push, press" (cf. Latin trudere "to press, thrust," Old Church Slavonic trudu "oppression," Middle Irish trott "quarrel, conflict," M.Welsh cythrud "torture, torment, afflict"). Sense of "conditional declaration of hostile intention" was in Old English.
Idioms and Phrases with threated
see triple threat.