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"peril" in British English

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perilnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈper.əl/  us   /ˈper.əl/ formal
greatdanger, or something that is very ​dangerous: I never ​felt that my ​life was in peril. The ​journey through the ​mountains was ​fraught with peril (= ​full of ​dangers). Teenagers must be ​warned about the perils ofunsafesex.
do sth at your peril
to do something that might be very ​dangerous for you: We ​underestimate the ​destructiveness of ​war at ​our peril.
(Definition of peril from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perilnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈper·əl/ fml
danger, or something that is ​dangerous: [U] The ​president said that we are ​entering a ​time of ​great peril.
(Definition of peril from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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perilnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈperəl/
INSURANCE the cause of an ​injury, the reason something has been ​damaged, etc.: The ​main perils ​covered are ​fire, lightning, explosion, and earthquake.
(Definition of peril from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “peril”
in Korean 위험…
in Arabic خَطر…
in Malaysian bahaya besar…
in French péril…
in Russian опасность, риск…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的危險, 危難,險境…
in Italian pericolo, rischio…
in Turkish büyük tehlike…
in Polish niebezpieczeństwo…
in Spanish peligro…
in Vietnamese sự nguy hiểm…
in Portuguese perigo, risco…
in Thai ภัยอันตราย…
in German die Gefahr…
in Catalan perill, risc…
in Japanese (大きな)危険, 危機…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的危险, 险情,险境…
in Indonesian bahaya…
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