- 吓 [hè]
- （恐吓; 恫吓） threaten; intimidate
Tut-tut, how could you do that? 吓，怎么能干这种事呢?
- 吓 [xià]
- （使害怕） frighten; scare; intimidate:
give me a start [fright; scare]; 把我吓一跳
be terribly frightened; be overcome with fear; 吓坏了
She threatened the children with a walloping.
I don't believe he'd really do what he threatens he's only bluffing (us).
Sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you.
James loves sneaking up on his sister to frighten her.
The boss threatened to dismiss him from his job, but it's all a bluff.