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  1. [noun] a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
    Synonyms: jeopardy, peril, risk

  2. [noun] an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
    Synonyms: luck, fortune, chance

  3. [noun] an obstacle on a golf course

  4. [verb] put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
    Synonyms: guess, venture, pretend

  5. [verb] put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
    Synonyms: venture, adventure, stake, jeopardize

  6. [verb] take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
    Synonyms: gamble, chance, risk, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance


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