verb jeop·ard \ˈje-pərd\

Definition of JEOPARD

transitive verb

Examples of JEOPARD

  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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