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)

  1. (transitive) To inflict someone with terror; to terrify.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, 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. (transitive) To coerce (someone) by using threats or violence.

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