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[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.
verb (transitive)
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.).


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