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jeopard

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

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