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terrorize

Definition of terrorize

Alternative spellings

Verb

to terrorize (third-person singular simple present terrorizes, present participle terrorizing, simple past and past participle terrorized)

  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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