Definition of peril
- fire put the city in peril
- lessen the perils of the streets
People are unaware of the peril these miners face each day.
She described global warming as “a growing peril.”
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a tribute to the men and women who, as firefighters, peril their lives daily
: the possibility that you will be hurt or killed or that something unpleasant or bad will happen
: something that is likely to cause injury, pain, harm, or loss
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