jeopardise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jeopardise pose a threat to; present a danger to "The pollution is endangering the crops"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jeopardise Jeopardy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • vs.t Jeopardise to put in jeopardy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. jeu parti, a divided game—Low L. jocus partitus—L. jocus, a game, partitus, divided—partīri, to divide.

Usage

In literature:

The fact is Arthur would have held out longer, but he could not do so without jeopardising the evening trip, upon which he had set his mind.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
I was unwilling to jeopardise him by remaining a moment longer under his roof than was necessary.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
Whether right or wrong, the declaration of war had jeopardised the country.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The comforts of the home I have provided for you may be jeopardised if you are too erratic.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Quarrels with fellow-courtiers continued to jeopardise his fortunes.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
A hostile Italy would also jeopardise the whole force.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
I took a lot of trouble to get them for you, and it is stupid to jeopardise your career.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
Daniel refused; he was silent; he was afraid he would darken the girl's pure mind, jeopardise her unsuspecting innocence.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
When she was on parade she never even glanced toward our office, where she had jeopardised her social position.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
A jeopardised life may be lost.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
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In news:

As the country approaches its 50th birthday, racial and religious tensions are jeopardising its economic and social success.
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In science:

Considering the available transmitter power, we concluded that this would not jeopardise our measurement accuracy significantly.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Considering the available transmitter power, we concluded that this would not jeopardise our measurement accuracy significantly.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
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