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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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