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hazard

 
Noun hazard has 3 senses
  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
    --1 is a kind of danger
    --1 has particulars: occupational hazard; health hazard; sword of Damocles
    Derived forms: verb hazard2, verb hazard3
  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazard - an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
    --2 is a kind of phenomenon
    --2 has particulars:
     bad luck, mischance, mishap; tossup, toss-up, even chance
    Derived form: verb hazard1
  3. hazard - an obstacle on a golf course
    --3 is a kind of
    obstacle
    --3 is a part of golf course, golf links, links
    --3 has particulars: bunker, sand trap, trap; water hazard
Verb hazard has 3 senses
  1. guess, venture, pretend, hazard - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
    --1 is one way to speculate
    Derived form: noun hazard2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize - put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
    --2 is one way to risk, put on the line, lay on the line
    Derived form: noun hazard1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
    --3 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived form: noun hazard1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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