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Meaning of imperil by Wiktionary Dictionary

imperil


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɛrəl

    Verb

    to imperil ( third-person singular simple present imperils present participle imperilling, simple past and past participle imperilled ) ( UK ) to imperil ( third-person singular simple present imperils present participle imperiling, simple past and past participle imperiled ) ( US )

    1. ( transitive ) To put into peril; to place in danger or cause a hazard .
      "Boating and fishing groups contend that the 130 [wind energy] towers would be a navigation hazard and offshore construction would imperil the fisheries." — "Wind Out of Their Sails", Jeffrey Winters, p. 31, Mechanical Engineering, June 2006
    2. ( transitive ) To risk .

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Explanation of imperil by Wordnet Dictionary

imperil


    Verb
    1. pose a threat to



    Definition of imperil by GCIDE Dictionary

    imperil


    1. Imperil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imperiled or Imperilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Imperiling or Imperilling.] To bring into peril; to endanger.