from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To expose to peril. synonym: endanger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring into peril; endanger.
  • Synonyms See list under endanger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bring into peril; to endanger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To put into peril; to place in danger or cause a hazard.
  • verb transitive To risk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to


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  • The first definition is fine, but the second one... WeirdNet is such a pessimistic soul.

    September 29, 2008