- 胁 [xié]
- （从腋下到腰上的部分） the upper part of the side of the human body
- （胁迫） coerce; force:
force to take part; coerce; 裹胁
She threatened to turn him in.
The boss threatened to dismiss him from his job, but it's all a bluff.
The strikers were threatened with dismissal if they did not return to work.
The manager tried to bully his men into working harder by threatening them with dismissal.
Is the human race threatened with complete extinction?
At first she threatened to dismiss us all, but later she relented.
They are threatening to impose a blockade on the country.
Our integrity as a nation is threatened by these separatist forces.