[jep-er-dahyz] /ˈdʒɛp ərˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), jeopardized, jeopardizing.
to put in ; hazard; risk; imperil:
He jeopardized his life every time he dived from the tower.
to risk; hazard: he jeopardized his job by being persistently unpunctual
to put in danger; imperil
1640s, from jeopardy + -ize. Related: Jeopardized; jeopardizing. As a verb, Middle English used simple jeopard (late 14c.).
[jep-er-duh s] /ˈdʒɛp ər dəs/ adjective 1. perilous; dangerous; hazardous; risky.
[jep-er-dee] /ˈdʒɛp ər di/ noun, plural jeopardies. 1. hazard or risk of or exposure to loss, harm, death, or injury: For a moment his life was in jeopardy. 2. peril or danger: The spy was in constant jeopardy of being discovered. 3. Law. the danger or hazard of being found guilty, and of consequent punishment, […]
[jef-thuh] /ˈdʒɛf θə/ noun 1. a judge of Israel. Judges 11, 12. /ˈdʒɛfθə/ noun 1. (Old Testament) a judge of Israel, who sacrificed his daughter in fulfilment of a vow (Judges 11:12–40) Douay spelling Jephte (ˈdʒɛftə) biblical judge of Israel, from Greek Iephthae, from Hebrew Yiphtah, literally “God opens,” imperfective of pathah “he opened” (cf. […]
nimble, or a beholder. (1.) The father of Caleb, who was Joshua’s companion in exploring Canaan (Num. 13:6), a Kenezite (Josh. 14:14). (2.) One of the descendants of Asher (1 Chr. 7:38).