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menace

(1) A threat of violence used to secure a contract. Such a contract can be set aside, just as a contract secured by duress. (2) A threat of violence to another, such as a trespasser. Some state statutes allow the use of force to protect one's home,but do not include the ability to menace another in order to protect one's home.

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Try as hard as I could, I can't get rid of the Liverpool Ducks," he declared, before adding menacingly, "but they have been restricted to a service via Coburg Dock.
MELBOURNE: Roger Federer flattened his close buddy Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 6-3 to move menacingly into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, showing scant regard for sentimentality.
The girl described how Jones followed her down Perth High Street into the Early Learning Centre, where he stared menacingly at her.
No Fit State roams menacingly and is the pick of an extended encore.
JOHN TERRY roared a Premier League warning last night as Chelsea moved menacingly close to the top.
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I have always thought the haka should have been outlawed years ago, but after seeing the French front up to it so menacingly on Saturday, maybe I was wrong and there's no reason why it can't be an advantage to the opposition.
Three strangers in different parts of the world endure terrible nightmares in which a young Indian man glares menacingly at them.
Photos with sinister connotations (such as a man hovering menacingly over a woman) will be projected, prompting dancers to put their own "spin" on them.
Lobsters sharing a den join in its defense by poking their long, stiff antennae menacingly at intruders.
A few feet away, a 20-foot marine lizard - half-snake, half-crocodile - menacingly combs the ocean floor for lunch to the liquid beats of DJ Nobody.
No more Transit vans tearing up behind you, sitting menacingly on your rear bumper perhaps?