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Meaning of “danger” in the English Dictionary

"danger" in British English

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dangernoun

uk   /ˈdeɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
A2 [C or U] the ​possibility of ​harm or ​death to someone: Danger! Keep out! He ​drove so ​fast that I really ​felt my ​life was in danger. The ​doctors say he is now out of danger (= is not ​expected to ​diealthough he has been ​extremelysick). the dangers of rock-climbingB1 [C] something or someone that may ​harm you: Icy ​roads are a danger todrivers. The ​judgedescribed him as a danger tosociety.danger of sth A2 the ​possibility that something ​bad will ​happen: If there's any danger of ​seeing Gary at the ​party, I'm not going. If he ​carries on like this he's in danger oflosing his ​job.

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(Definition of danger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dangernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdeɪn·dʒər/
the ​possibility of ​harm or ​death, or of something ​unpleasanthappening: [C] I ​quicklyunderstood the dangers of ​rockclimbing. [U] I ​felt my ​life was in danger. [U] They’re in danger of ​losing the ​playoffs. A danger is also a ​harmfulinfluence: [C] the dangers of ​airpollution
(Definition of danger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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