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terror

 [ter´or]
an attack of extreme fear or dread.
night t's (sleep t's) pavor nocturnus.

terror

/ter·ror/ (ter´er) intense fright.
night terrors  pavor nocturnus.

terror

(tĕr′ər)
n.
1. Intense, overpowering fear.
2. Violence committed or threatened by a group, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals.

terror

[L. terrere, to frighten]
Great fear.
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He no longer abuses adults and children, terrorises the neighbourhood on his motorbike, and generally cause misery and mayhem.
These boys must be stopped before they terrorise other children.
Drunks who wave broken bottles in pubs terrorise you.
Muggers who demand money in dark streets terrorise you.
And gangs marauding on the top of the bus terrorise you.
Why do we allow young tearaways to terrorise the law- abiding public with their threats, intimidation and abuse?
If a dog terrorises members of the public it is taken off the street and, again, the owner faces prosecution.
As a former team-mate of Whelan's at Coventry, Jess saw him terrorise English defences and believes the big striker can do the same in Scotland.