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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.Dangers and threats

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.Taking risksGambling and bookmakingGuessing, supposing and suspecting 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.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
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