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assault in law, an attempt or threat to hurt another person. [1/5 definitions]
assault and battery in law, the act of, and charge against, an offender who threatens and carries out the threat to attack or do other physical violence to another.
at gunpoint under the threat of being shot.
blackjack to coerce by threat. [1/6 definitions]
blackmail to force or attempt to force (someone) to pay money or perform some action under the threat of having damaging information revealed. [1/3 definitions]
censor one who examines personal correspondence of soldiers or prisoners in order to delete information considered a threat to security or propriety. [1/6 definitions]
counterthreat combined form of threat.
darkly with threat, mystery, or menace. [1/2 definitions]
exact to require, demand, or cause to be given up, esp. by use of force or threat. [1/4 definitions]
gunboat diplomacy the use or threat of small-scale military intervention to further one nation's interests in another nation.
let used in the imperative to express threat or warning, or to express a command or request. [1/8 definitions]
menace that which poses a danger or threatens injury or harm; threat. [3/4 definitions]
minatory presenting a threat; menacing.
paper tiger a person, group, or nation that seems strong or powerful enough to pose a threat, but is actually weak or ineffectual; empty threat.
power play a method or operation, as in politics or business, that depends on power, or the threat of employing it, for success. [1/3 definitions]
purge the political act of killing or expelling those who are considered to be a threat to an existing power. [1/12 definitions]
rob to steal money or property from unlawfully and with the use or threat of force. [1/4 definitions]
robbery the act or practice or an instance of robbing, esp. with the threat or use of force.
saber rattling a menacing display of military force, or the verbal threat to use it.
self-defense the legal right to defend oneself against mortal threat by necessary means. [1/3 definitions]
shadow a threat. [1/12 definitions]