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English noun: adventure

1. adventure (act) a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)


Synonymsdangerous undertaking, escapade, risky venture


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


English verb: adventure

1. adventure (social) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome


SamplesWhen you buy these stocks you are gambling.


Synonymschance, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try


Narrower (hyponym)go for broke, luck it, luck through

2. adventure (social) put at risk


SamplesI will stake my good reputation for this.


Synonymshazard, jeopardize, stake, venture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay on the line, put on the line, risk









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