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brandish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrandishbran‧dish /ˈbrændɪʃ/ verb [transitive] written  HOLDto wave something around in a dangerous or threatening way, especially a weapon A man leapt out, brandishing a kitchen knife.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
brandishA man brandishing a gun had threatened staff and customers at a local bank.At one point, the suspect brandished a knife.In her writing she recounts a story about one lovesick cowboy who brandished a pistol at her.One witness claimed a shotgun had been brandished before police arrived at the scene.Men's fists punched the air, brandishing flagons of beer.He'd remembered the Walther Steve had brandished in Evelyn's Wandsworth house.Stepping high in the light gravity and brandishing the bag before her, she ploughed her way out into the open air.He brandished the moral force of government as his weapon.Four horsemen dashed up at full gallop, shouting and brandishing their weapons.
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Verb table
brandish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrandish
he, she, itbrandishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrandished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brandished
he, she, ithas brandished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brandished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill brandish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brandished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam brandishing
he, she, itis brandishing
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you, we, theyare brandishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas brandishing
you, we, theywere brandishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been brandishing
he, she, ithas been brandishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been brandishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be brandishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been brandishing
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