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jeopardize

[ jep-er-dahyz ]
/ 藞d蕭蓻p 蓹r藢da瑟z /
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verb (used with object), jeop路ard路ized, jeop路ard路iz路ing.
to put in jeopardy; hazard; risk; imperil: He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
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Also especially British, jeop路ard路ise .

Origin of jeopardize

First recorded in 1640鈥50; jeopard(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM jeopardize

re路jeop路ard路ize, verb (used with object), re路jeop路ard路ized, re路jeop路ard路iz路ing.un路jeop路ard路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jeopardize

jeopardize

jeopardise

/ (藞d蕭蓻p蓹藢da瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to risk; hazardhe jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
to put in danger; imperil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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