[ US /ˈmɛnəs, ˈmɛnɪs/ ]
[ UK /mˈɛnɪs/ ]
VERB
  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to
    The pollution is endangering the crops
  2. express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
    he menaced the bank manager with a stick
  3. act in a threatening manner
    A menacing person
NOUN
  1. something that is a source of danger
    earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  2. a threat or the act of threatening
    he spoke with desperate menace
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How To Use menace In A Sentence

  • The rage and the disappointment of the admiral were beyond all bounds; what to him was the value of the capture of Aisa, of the Turkish alcaid, of the ten thousand of the baser sort; nay, what to him was the value of "Africa" itself when once again like a mocking spirit Dragut had glided beyond the sea horizon to devastate, to plunder, and to slay once more, the scourge and the menace of Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean
  • The cola report isn't formally tabled, but no heads will roll for this menace to public health.
  • A man who drives fast is a menace to other people.
  • A dozen or so greenish boulders lurked with angular menace below.
  • Police, park rangers and animal charities say that dangerous dogs are being used by gangs as status symbols and becoming a growing public menace. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is no reason why a gifted aircraft designer should also be a capable pilot. In the same way, a brilliant pilot can be a menace behind the wheel of a car.
  • As the path dipped in a fold in the field the barn rose higher in his vision to dominate the skyline and the arrogance became menace. A TROUT IN THE MILK
  • His violent menaces had extorted his readmission into the church, against which Cyprian protests with much vehemence: ne pecuniae commissae sibi fraudator, ne stuprator virginum, ne matrimoniorum multorum depopulator et corruptor, ultra adhuc sponsam Christi incorruptam praesentiae suae dedecore, et impudica atque incesta contagione, violaret. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1
  • _Educated rascality is infinitely more of a menace to society than ignorant rascality_. Pushing to the Front
  • Even more important, they might fail to notice a menace or threat which if not guarded against might harm or even destroy them, their regime, and possibly even the state as well.
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