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jeopard

[jep-erd]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to jeopardize.
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Origin of jeopard

1325–75; Middle English juparten, back formation from jupartie jeopardy, representing Middle French jeu partir to divide play, play, hence, take a chance
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Historical Examples

  • For but a kiss did Jove forsake the skies, and jeopard his high realm!

    Semiramis and Other Plays

    Olive Tilford Dargan

  • We got through in the nick of time, and shall we jeopard what we've gained?

    Kidnapped

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The leaders in Peru did not propose to jeopard their own supremacy.

  • We may deal freely with our own, but it is forbidden to jeopard the goods of another.

    Mercedes of Castile

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Halliwell gives the verb juberd and defines it as "to jeopard or endanger."

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster

    Edward Eggleston