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Pose a threat to; present a danger to.  Synonyms: endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten.

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"Jeopardise" Quotes from Famous Books

... obvious embarrassment, as though he had already said enough to jeopardise his new situation, but trying hard to show that he remembered the instructions and warnings he had received with regard to the admission of strangers ...
— Three More John Silence Stories • Algernon Blackwood

... years before, those same statesmen made the same mistake with regard to Great Britain and her Dominions. The British were a race of shop-keepers; no matter how chivalrous the call, nothing would persuade them to jeopardise their money-bags. If they did for once leap across their counters to become Sir Galahads, then the Dominions would seize that opportunity to secure their own base safety and to fling the Mother Country out of doors. The British gave these students of selfishness ...
— Out To Win - The Story of America in France • Coningsby Dawson

... years I heard about Holtei's bitter dislike of me, a dislike which showed itself, among other things, in his denunciation of The Music of the Future, [Footnote: Zukunftsmusik is a pamphlet revealing some of Wagner's artistic aims and aspirations, written 1860-61.—EDITOR.] and of its tendency to jeopardise the simplicity of pure sentiment. I have previously mentioned that he displayed so much personal animosity against me during the latter part of the time we were together in Riga that he vented his hostility upon me in every possible way. Up to that time I had felt inclined to ...
— My Life, Volume I • Richard Wagner

... you will of course judge for yourself. I cannot say what may be the nature of the communication to be made; but if it be anything touching the property, you will no doubt jeopardise your ...
— Orley Farm • Anthony Trollope

Words linked to "Jeopardise" :   jeopardy, be, exist, imperil

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