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terrorise

Definition of terrorise

Alternative spellings

Verb

to terrorise (third-person singular simple present terrorises, present participle terrorising, simple past and past participle terrorised)

  1. (transitive) To fill (someone) with terror; to terrify.
  2. (transitive) To coerce (someone) by using threats or violence.

Synonyms

  • (fill with terror) petrify, terrify
  • (coerce by threats or violence) bully, hector

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