- to put in peril or danger; endanger.
Origin of imperil
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risk, jeopardize, hazard, chance.
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Examples from the Web for imperiled
Despite the financial remedy, partial repeal of the screen quota has imperiled the domestic market.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
He often files amicus briefs, especially in cases where constitutionally guaranteed rights are imperiled.My Reverse-Cyrano Moment Wooing the Supreme Court
P. J. O’Rourke
March 30, 2014
Imperiled as he is, he cannot recreate the tooth-and-nail desperation that fueled Shackleton.Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton
January 12, 2014
We learn what we already knew, that man is disposable matter, an imperiled creature of flesh and blood.The Catch in “Catch-22”
September 4, 2011
The student warns Zonker that the celebration is imperiled because "President Roth thinks you're bad for Wesleyan's image."Doonesbury Mocks Wesleyan President
December 7, 2010
Yet the promise of this life is imperiled by the very genius that has made it possible.
A moment they sped side by side, toward the imperiled cruiser.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
The crying need of an imperiled republic could not reprieve him.
Quick as thought Frank Merriwell sprang to save the imperiled girl.Frank Merriwell's Cruise
Burt L. Standish
And then suddenly came a wild cheer from the imperiled Americans.A Prisoner of Morro
- (tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger
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Word Origin and History for imperiled
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