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imperil

[ im-per-uhl ]
/ ɪmˈpɛr əl /
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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.
to put in peril or danger; endanger.
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Origin of imperil

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

OTHER WORDS FROM imperil

im·per·il·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for imperil

imperil
/ (ɪmˈpɛrɪl) /

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

Derived forms of imperil

imperilment, noun
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