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threaten someone with someone or something

to warn someone that there will be punishment in the form of someone or something if conditions are not met. No, no! Your Uncle Herman is not coming here! Please don't threaten me with Uncle Herman! Are you threatening me with bodily harm?

threaten with

v.
To express a threat against someone by some means or action: The principal threatened the rowdy students with expulsion.
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Do not attempt to open the cockpit door or threaten to enter the cockpit: This is considered a quite serious act that will almost certainly result in an arrest and that would be seen by others as part of an attempted hijacking or act of sabotage.
He [Saddam Hussein] threatens not the United States.
You did not threaten the claimant or send him any email?
Perhaps we could put up with this system in a time of peace, but we now know that there are terrorist organizations willing to do us harm, and that weapons of mass destruction in their hands would threaten our way of life.
was the first to threaten him via email on June 25, 2011.
Between September 25th and October 8th in the East End area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, six women (ages 14 to 33) were assaulted by a violent deviate who would approach them from behind while they were walking, try to make conversation, threaten them (in most instances) with a firearm, then sexually assault (or attempt to assault) them.
No, I didn't threaten him a and I didn't curse him," A.
The Soviet Union continued to threaten the West for 40 years.
SANTA CLARITA - Stating concern that Newhall Ranch will increase congestion on area streets and threaten the valley's water supply, the Stevenson Ranch Town Council urged the county Board of Supervisors to reject plans for the 21,615-home mini-city.
Direct human exploitation of organisms, such as through hunting and harvesting, threatens more than a third of the listed birds and mammals.