verb (used with object), per·iled, per·il·ing or (especially British) per·illed, per·il·ling.
Origin of peril
Examples from the Web for peril
We separate the search for justice from the search for truth at our peril.
Facts have weight and mass, and we ignore them or abuse them at our own peril.
I was lost, fresh back from Vietnam, searching, maybe, for a peril the equivalent of war but aimed in the direction of life.
Now poaching is on the rise and wildlife conservation in peril.Ebola Could Deal a Death Blow to Africa’s Wildlife|Brandon Presser|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rick must shepherd his newborn daughter, Judith, through this world of peril.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"This sounds as if I were to peril my life," my father said.Havelok The Dane|Charles Whistler
Pray to God to deliver us from this peril; we cannot escape, if He do not take pity on us.'The Arabian Nights|Unknown
The only possibility of peril which reason suggested was through the agency of that stranger.With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga|W. Bert Foster
Moreover, their zeal was not so ardent as to make them eager to risk the dangers of an arrest that was likely to be full of peril.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
Or, this affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
British Dictionary definitions for peril
Word Origin for peril
Word Origin and History for peril
c.1200, from Old French peril "danger, risk" (10c.), from Latin periculum "an attempt, trial, experiment; risk, danger," with instrumentive suffix -culum and element also found in experiri "to try," cognate with Greek peria "trial, attempt, experience," empeiros "experienced," Old Irish aire "vigilance," Gothic ferja "watcher," Old English fær "danger, fear" (see fear (n.)).