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imperil

[im-per-uh l] /ɪmˈpɛr əl/
verb (used with object), imperiled, imperiling or (especially British) imperilled, imperilling.
1.
to put in peril or danger; endanger.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; im-1 + peril
Related forms
imperilment, noun
Synonyms
risk, jeopardize, hazard, chance.
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Examples for imperil
  • And some percentage of humans will seek out mood-altering substances or experiences that imperil their lives.
  • Business groups have argued that imposing the stricter pollution limits now would imperil growth.
British Dictionary definitions for imperil

imperil

/ɪmˈpɛrɪl/
verb -rils, -rilling, -rilled (US) -rils, -riling, -riled
1.
(transitive) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
Derived Forms
imperilment, noun
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