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"dangerous" in British English

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dangerousadjective

uk   /ˈdeɪn.dʒər.əs/  us   /-dʒɚ-/
A2 A dangerous ​person, ​animal, thing, or ​activity could ​harm you: dangerous ​chemicals The men are ​armed and dangerous. His ​parents won't ​let him ​playicehockey because they ​think it's too dangerous. [+ to infinitive] It's dangerous to take more than the ​recommendeddose.

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

"dangerous" in American English

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dangerousadjective

 us   /ˈdeɪn·dʒər·əs, ˈdeɪndʒ·rəs/
able or ​likely to ​causeharm or ​death, or ​unpleasantproblems: dangerous ​chemicals/​bacteria Whooping ​cough is most dangerous for ​infants.
dangerously
adverb  us   /ˈdeɪn·dʒə·rə·sli/
dangerously high ​winds
(Definition of dangerous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dangerous”
in Arabic خَطير…
in Korean 위험한…
in Portuguese perigoso…
in Catalan perillós…
in Japanese 危ない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 危险的,有威胁的, 不安全的…
in Turkish tehlikeli…
in Russian опасный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 危險的,有威脅的, 不安全的…
in Italian pericoloso…
in Polish niebezpieczny…
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