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hazard

noun [C] uk   /ˈhæz.əd/ us    /-ɚd/
C1 something that is dangerous and likely to cause damage: a health/fire hazard The busy traffic entrance was a hazard to pedestrians.

hazard

verb [T] uk   /ˈhæz.əd/ us    /-ɚd/
to risk doing something, especially making a guess, suggestion, etc.: I wouldn't like to hazard a guess. formal to risk doing something that might cause harm to someone or something else: The policy hazarded the islands and put the lives of the inhabitants at risk.
Translations of “hazard”
in Korean 위험…
in Arabic مُخاطَرة…
in French danger…
in Turkish tehlike, risk…
in Italian azzardo, rischio, pericolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 危險物,危害物…
in Russian риск, источник опасности…
in Polish zagrożenie…
in Spanish riesgo, peligro…
in Portuguese perigo, risco…
in German das Wagnis…
in Catalan perill, risc…
in Japanese 危険…
in Chinese (Simplified) 危险物,危害物…
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