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per·il

 (pĕr′əl)
n.
1.
a. Imminent danger: a sign warning of the peril of falling rocks.
b. Exposure to the risk of harm or loss: in peril of losing his savings.
2. Something that endangers or involves risk: couldn't avoid the perils of the desert.
tr.v. per·iled, per·il·ing, per·ils also per·illed or per·il·ling Archaic
To expose to danger or the chance of injury; imperil.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin perīculum; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

peril

(ˈpɛrɪl)
n
exposure to risk or harm; danger or jeopardy
[C13: via Old French from Latin perīculum]

per•il

(ˈpɛr əl)

n., v. -iled, -il•ing (esp. Brit.) -illed, -il•ling. n.
1. exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy.
2. something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.
v.t.
3. to imperil.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin perīculum trial, test, danger]
syn: See danger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peril - a source of dangerperil - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
danger - a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
health hazard - hazard to the health of those exposed to it
moral hazard - (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance); "insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest"
occupational hazard - any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
sword of Damocles - a constant and imminent peril; "the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"
2.peril - a state of danger involving risk
danger - the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
speculativeness - financial risk; "he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness"
3.peril - 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"
venture - any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
chance - a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
crapshoot - a risky and uncertain venture; "getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot"
gamble - a risky act or venture
Verb1.peril - pose a threat toperil - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
2.peril - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
compromise - expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

peril

noun
1. danger, risk, threat, hazard, menace, jeopardy, perilousness sailors in peril on the sea
2. (often plural) pitfall, problem, risk, hazard the perils of starring in a TV commercial
pitfall security, safety, certainty, surety, invulnerability, impregnability

peril

noun
Exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury:
verb
To subject to danger or destruction:
Translations
nebezpečíohrožení
farerisiko
hætta, háski
rizikinga situacija
briesmasrisks
nevarnost
büyük tehlike

peril

[ˈperɪl] Nriesgo m, peligro m
to be in perilestar en or correr peligro
she was in peril of her lifesu vida estaba en peligro, corría el riesgo or peligro de perder la vida
do it at your perilhágalo por su cuenta y riesgo

peril

[ˈpɛrəl] npéril m
to do sth at one's peril → faire qch à ses risques et périls
Anyone who breaks the law does so at their peril → Quiconque enfreint la loi le fait à ses risques et périls.

peril

nGefahr f; he is in great periler schwebt in großer Gefahr; to be in peril of one’s lifein Lebensgefahr sein; the cliff is in peril of collapsinges besteht die Gefahr, dass die Klippen einstürzen; do it at your (own) perilauf Ihre eigene Gefahr

peril

[ˈpɛrɪl] npericolo
at your peril → a tuo rischio e pericolo

peril

(ˈperil) noun
great danger. You are in great peril; The explorers knew they would face many perils.
ˈperilous adjective
very dangerous. a perilous journey.
ˈperilousness noun
ˈperilously adverb
dangerously. He came perilously close to death.

peril

n. peligro, riesgo.
References in classic literature ?
There could be little doubt, for instance, that this very ship's crew, though no unfavourable specimens of the nautical brotherhood, had been guilty, as we should phrase it, of depredations on the Spanish commerce, such as would have perilled all their necks in a modern court of justice.
My trial was to come on at the approaching assizes; when, on the 8th of September -- that is to say, precisely three months and five days after the events which had perilled my life -- the Abbe Busoni, whom I never ventured to believe I should see, presented himself at the prison doors, saying he understood one of the prisoners wished to speak to him; he added, that having learned at Marseilles the particulars of my imprisonment, he hastened to comply with my desire.
But she was still young and incapable of hiding her feelings; and by inviting her papa and sister to her third-rate parties, and behaving very coldly to them when they came, and by avoiding Russell Square, and indiscreetly begging her father to quit that odious vulgar place, she did more harm than all Frederick's diplomacy could repair, and perilled her chance of her inheritance like a giddy heedless creature as she was.