endanger

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endanger (third-person singular simple present endangers, present participle endangering, simple past and past participle endangered)

  1. (transitive) To put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona
      I hold him but a fool that will endanger / His body [in a duel] for a girl that loves him not
    • Burke
      All the other difficulties of his reign only exercised without endangering him.
    • 1877, Louisa May Alcott, Under the Lilacs
      If you endanger other people's life and liberty in your pursuit of happiness, I shall have to confiscate your arms, boys.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To incur the hazard of; to risk; to run the risk of.
    • Francis Bacon
      He that turneth the humours back [] endangereth malign ulcers.

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