terrorize

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terror +‎ -ize

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

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

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