peril


peril
noun
1 great danger
ADJECTIVE
deadly, dire, grave, great, mortal, serious
imminent
financial
VERB + PERIL
be in
put sth in
PREPOSITION
peril of

All aboard were in grave peril of drowning.

PHRASES
at your peril

Ignore these warnings at your peril.

2 sth dangerous
ADJECTIVE
great

the great perils facing the environment

immediate (AmE)
potential
VERB + PERIL
face

We face the immediate peril of being bought out by another company.

pose

the perils posed by global warming

highlight (esp. BrE), illustrate

a campaign illustrating the perils of drug abuse

avoid
PERIL + VERB
face sth

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  • péril — péril …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • péril — [ peril ] n. m. • 1080; « malheur » 980; lat. periculum « épreuve, danger » 1 ♦ Littér. État, situation où l on court de grands risques; ce qui menace la sûreté, l existence. ⇒ danger. « Que serait le courage loin du péril et la pitié sans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • peril — PERIL. s. m. Danger, risque, estat où il y a quelque chose de fascheux à craindre. Grand peril. peril affreux. peril évident. peril éminent. peril certain. affronter, braver le peril. craindre, éviter, fuir le peril. se sauver du peril. se tirer… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • peril — per·il / per əl/ n 1: exposure to the risk of death, destruction, or loss 2: the cause of a loss (as of property) insured their home against fire, floods, and other peril s compare risk Mer …   Law dictionary

  • peril — Peril, m. acut. Vient de Periculum Latin, et signifie le mesme, l Italien dit Periculo plus approchant dudit Latin, et l Espagnol Peligro par transposition de lettres, Periculum, Discrimen, Autrement danger. Il n y a rien qui soit tant sujet à… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Peril — Per il, n. [F. p[ e]ril, fr. L. periculum, periclum, akin to peritus experienced, skilled, and E. fare. See {Fare}, and cf. {Experience}.] Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peril — ► NOUN ▪ a situation of serious and immediate danger. ● at one s peril Cf. ↑at one s peril ● in (or at) peril of Cf. ↑in peril of ORIGIN Old French, from Latin periculum danger …   English terms dictionary

  • Peril — may refer to:* Peril (band), an Australian electronic music group * USS Peril (AM 272), an Admirable class minesweeperee also* Peril Strait …   Wikipedia

  • Peril — Per il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Periled}or {Perilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Periling} or {Perilling}.] To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one s life. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peril — per‧il [ˈperl] noun [countable] INSURANCE an event such as a fire which might cause loss and which you can insure against: • Under this policy, guns and firearms are covered for standard perils. * * * peril UK US /ˈperəl/ noun [C] ► INSURANCE… …   Financial and business terms

  • peril — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. peril (10c.), from L. periculum an attempt, risk, danger, with instrumentive suffix culum and root of ex peri ri to try, cognate with Gk. peria trial, attempt, experience, empeiros experienced, O.Ir. aire vigilance,… …   Etymology dictionary


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