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jeopard

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verb jeop·ard \ˈje-pərd\

Definition of jeopard

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  jeopardize



Examples of jeopard in a sentence

  1. <a scandal that could seriously jeopard his political career>



Origin of jeopard

Middle English, back-formation from jeopardie


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with jeopard


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