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Definition of hazard verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hazard
    he / she / it hazards
    past simple hazarded
    -ing form hazarding
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  1. 1to make a suggestion or guess which you know may be wrong hazard something Would you like to hazard a guess? + speech “Is it Tom you're going with?” she hazarded. hazard that… I would hazard that she is the sole reason we are here.
  2. 2hazard something (formal) to risk something or put it in danger synonym endanger Careless drivers hazard other people's lives as well as their own.
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