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Noun peril 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 peril2, verb peril1
  2. riskiness, peril - a state of danger involving risk
    --2 is a kind of danger
    --2 has particulars: speculativeness
    Derived forms: verb peril2, verb peril1
  3. risk, peril, danger - a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
    --3 is a kind of venture
    --3 has particulars: chance; crapshoot; gamble
    Derived form: verb peril2
Verb peril has 2 senses
  1. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
    --1 is one way to exist, be
    Derived forms: noun peril2, noun peril1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot peril Sue
  2. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    --2 is one way to affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
    Derived forms: noun peril2, noun peril1, noun peril3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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