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hazard

noun

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1 something that may cause injury or harm
  • the tumbledown old barn was considered a fire hazard

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2 the uncertain course of events
  • it was only by hazard and good fortune that we found our way back to the trail

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hazard

verb

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1 to place in danger
  • just so the tourists could see the sea lions up close, the captain needlessly hazarded his ship

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2 to take a chance on
  • was unwilling to hazard landing the plane on the small island, which didn't even have an airfield

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“Hazard.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hazard. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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