at one's own peril

Definition of at one's own peril

somewhat formal

  1. :  with full understanding that what one is doing is dangerous and that one is responsible for one's own safety :  at one's own risk No lifeguard is on duty: swim at your own peril.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

  1. :  exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost :  danger

    :  something that imperils or endangers :  risk

  1. :  to expose to danger

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a trip made at another's expense

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