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Definition:

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

  2. [noun] a state of danger involving risk
    Synonyms: riskiness

  3. [noun] a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
    Synonyms: risk, danger

  4. [verb] pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
    Synonyms: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, im

  5. [verb] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    Synonyms: queer, expose, scupper, endanger

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