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Noun: peril  pe-rul
  1. A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    "drinking alcohol is a health peril";
    - hazard, jeopardy, risk, endangerment
  2. A state of danger involving risk
    - riskiness
  3. A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    "he saw the rewards but not the perils of crime";
    - risk, danger
Verb: peril (perilled,perilling, or [US] periled,periling)  pe-rul
  1. Pose a threat to; present a danger to
    - endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit], menace, threaten, imperil
  2. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    - queer [informal], expose, scupper, endanger

Derived forms: periled, periling, perilled, perilling, perils

Type of: affect, be, bear on, bear upon, danger, exist, impact, touch, touch on, venture

Encyclopedia: Peril