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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 Arabic مُخاطَرة…
in Korean 위험…
in Malaysian bahaya…
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 Vietnamese mối nguy hiểm, sự độc hại…
in Spanish riesgo, peligro…
in Portuguese perigo, risco…
in Thai ความอันตราย…
in German das Wagnis…
in Catalan perill, risc…
in Japanese 危険…
in Indonesian bahaya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 危险物,危害物…
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