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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·il /ˈpɛrəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·il n.  Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.
    In perils of waters, in perils of robbers.   --2 Cor. xi. 26.
 Adventure hard
 With peril great achieved.   --Milton.
 At one's peril, or On one's peril, with risk or danger to one; at the hazard of. On thy soul's peril.” --Shak.
 Syn: -- Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See Danger.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·il v. i. To be in danger. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or
           misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn:
           hazard, jeopardy, risk]
      2: a state of danger involving risk [syn: riskiness]
      3: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or
         injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime";
         "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing" [syn: risk,
      v 1: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is
           endangering the crops" [syn: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise,
            menace, threaten, imperil]
      2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
         [syn: queer, expose, scupper, endanger]