Endanger - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈdeɪndʒər|  American pronunciation of the word endanger
Brit.  |ɪnˈdeɪn(d)ʒə|  British pronunciation of the word endanger

verb

- pose a threat to; present a danger to(syn: imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten)

The pollution is endangering the crops

- put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position (syn: expose, peril, queer, scupper)

Examples

Parents feared that the dog could endanger their children.

The severe drought has endangered crops throughout the area.

Smoking during pregnancy endangers your baby's life.

The lizards are classed as an endangered species (=one that soon may no longer exist).

The pollution is endangering the crops

Misuse of the equipment could endanger the lives of staff and students.

The fear that airstrikes could endanger troops is moot now that the army is withdrawing.

It would give a back set, and might endanger their ultimate success.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: endanger
he/she/it: endangers
present participle: endangering
past tense: endangered
past participle: endangered
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