imperil

[ im-per-uhl ]
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verb (used with object),im·per·iled, im·per·il·ing or (especially British) im·per·illed, im·per·il·ling.
  1. to put in peril or danger; endanger.

Origin of imperil

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; im-1 + peril

Other words for imperil

Other words from imperil

  • im·per·il·ment, noun

Words Nearby imperil

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British Dictionary definitions for imperil

imperil

/ (ɪmˈpɛrɪl) /


verb-rils, -rilling or -rilled or US -rils, -riling or -riled
  1. (tr) to place in danger or jeopardy; endanger

Derived forms of imperil

  • imperilment, noun

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