terrorise

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See also: terrorisé

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terror +‎ -ise

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

  1. To inflict someone with terror; to terrify.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      , Episode 16
      Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a pistol at their head…
  2. To coerce (someone) by using threats or violence.

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terrorise

  1. inflection of terroriser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative