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hazardnoun [C]

us   /ˈhæz·ərd/
  • hazard noun [C] (DANGER)

something dangerous and likely to cause damage: a health/fire hazard
hazardous
adjective us   /ˈhæz·ər·dəs/
a hazardous road

hazardverb [T]

us   /ˈhæz·ərd/
  • hazard verb [T] (RISK)

to risk making a guess or suggestion: She wouldn’t hazard a guess about the meaning of the word.
(Definition of hazard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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hazardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhæzəd/ us  
something that is dangerous and likely to cause a problem or damage: an environmental/health/fire hazard When it comes to investments, research shows that women are more likely to weigh up potential hazards than their male counterparts.
(Definition of hazard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hazard”
in Korean 위험…
in Arabic مُخاطَرة…
in Malaysian bahaya…
in French danger…
in Russian риск, источник опасности…
in Chinese (Traditional) 危險物,危害物…
in Italian azzardo, rischio, pericolo…
in Turkish tehlike, risk…
in Polish zagrożenie…
in Spanish riesgo, peligro…
in Vietnamese mối nguy hiểm, sự độc hại…
in Portuguese perigo, risco…
in Thai ความอันตราย…
in German das Wagnis…
in Catalan perill, risc…
in Japanese 危険…
in Chinese (Simplified) 危险物,危害物…
in Indonesian bahaya…
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“hazard” in British English

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