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 peril peril

noun

  • ( ) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune  ( endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk )
    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
     drinking alcohol is a health hazard
    drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury  ( danger, peril, risk )
    a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
     he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
     there was a danger he would do the wrong thing
    there was a danger he would do the wrong thing
  • a state of danger involving risk  ( peril, riskiness )
    a state of danger involving risk
  • verb

  • put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position  ( endanger, expose, peril, queer, scupper )
    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  • pose a threat to; present a danger to  ( endanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten )
    pose a threat to; present a danger to
     The pollution is endangering the crops
    The pollution is endangering the crops


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