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English noun: peril

1. peril (state) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune


SamplesDrinking alcohol is a health hazard.


Synonymsendangerment, hazard, jeopardy, risk


Broader (hypernym)danger


Narrower (hyponym)health hazard, moral hazard, occupational hazard, sword of Damocles

2. peril (state) a state of danger involving risk


Synonymsriskiness


Broader (hypernym)danger


Narrower (hyponym)speculativeness

3. peril (act) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury


SamplesHe saw the rewards but not the risks of crime.
There was a danger he would do the wrong thing.


Synonymsdanger, risk


Broader (hypernym)venture


Narrower (hyponym)chance, crapshoot, gamble


English verb: peril

1. peril (stative) pose a threat to; present a danger to


SamplesThe pollution is endangering the crops.


ExamplesSam cannot peril Sue


Synonymsendanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, threaten


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, exist

2. peril (communication) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position


Synonymsendanger, expose, queer, scupper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)compromise









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