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来自古英语 threat,胁迫，威胁，来自 Proto-Germanic*thrautam,压迫，促使，来自 PIE*treud, 推，紧压，词源同 thrust,extrude,obtrude.
- threat: [OE] Threat originally meant ‘trouble, oppression’; ‘expression of an intention to do harm’ is a secondary sense, which arose out of the notion of ‘putting pressure’ on someone. It came from a prehistoric base *thraut-, *threut-, *thrut-, which probably went back to Indo- European *trud- ‘push, press’ (source also of Latin trūdere ‘thrust’, from which English gets abstruse, intrude, etc, and probably also of English thrust).
=> abstruse, intrude
- threat (n.)
- Old English þreat "crowd, troop," also "oppression, coercion, menace," related to þreotan "to trouble, weary," from Proto-Germanic *thrautam (cognates: Dutch verdrieten, German verdrießen "to vex"), from PIE *treud- "to push, press squeeze" (cognates: Latin trudere "to press, thrust," Old Church Slavonic trudu "oppression," Middle Irish trott "quarrel, conflict," Middle Welsh cythrud "torture, torment, afflict"). Sense of "conditional declaration of hostile intention" was in Old English.
- 1. In an embarrassing climb-down, the Home Secretary lifted the deportation threat.
- 2. I think your concern is misplaced. Ackroyd is no threat to anyone.
- 3. A third of Africa is under threat of desertification.
- 4. The threat of inflation is already evident in bond prices.
- 5. Rebel sources have so far reacted cautiously to the threat.
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