Word family noun danger adjective endangered dangerous verb endanger adverb dangerously
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdangerdan‧ger /ˈdeɪndʒə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 [uncountable]DANGEROUS the possibility that someone or something will be harmed, destroyed, or killed Danger! No boats beyond this point. The refugees believe that their lives are in danger.danger of The danger of a fire in the home increases during the holidays.danger from The public was not aware of the danger from nuclear tests in Nevada.2 [countable, uncountable]PROBABLY the possibility that something bad will happenbe in danger of (doing) something The party is in danger of being defeated in the next election.danger that There is a danger that museums will attempt to entertain rather than educate.the danger of (doing) something to guard against the danger of becoming isolateda danger sign/signal He didn’t look pleased, but she ignored the danger signals.3 [countable]DANGEROUSRISK something or someone that may harm or kill you the dangers that abound in the regiondanger of the dangers of drug usebe a danger to somebody/something The wreck is a danger to other ships.4 there’s no danger of something5 be on the danger listCOLLOCATIONSphrasesbe in dangerThe public was not in danger at any time.be in danger of doing somethingIt was clear that the ship was in grave danger of sinking.be out of danger (=no longer be in danger)John is still in hospital but he is out of danger.put somebody/sb’s life in dangerFiremen put their own lives in danger as part of their job.be fraught with danger (=involve a lot of danger)Their journey was long and fraught with danger.adjectivesgreat dangerI knew I was in great danger.grave/serious danger (=very great)You have put us all in grave danger.mortal danger literary (=danger of death)The plane’s crew were now in mortal danger.immediate/imminent danger (=likely to happen very soon)The passengers on the boat were not in immediate danger.potential danger (=possible but not definite)Gloves should be worn because of the potential danger of infection.constant danger (=continuing all the time)They are in constant danger of attack.physical danger (=danger to your body)Many sports involve some physical danger.verbsface dangerToday’s police officers face danger every day.sense danger (=feel that there is danger)The animal lifted its head, sensing danger.danger threatens (=seems likely)Most birds will warn other birds when danger threatens.danger passes (=there is no longer any danger)At last the sound of bombing had stopped and the danger had passed.danger + NOUNa danger area/zone (=an area that could be dangerous)People living in the danger area have been told to leave. THESAURUSrisk the chance that something bad may happenSmoking greatly increases the risk of lung cancer.threat the possibility that something very bad will happenthe only way to reduce the threat of nuclear warhazard something that may be dangerous or cause accidents or problemsnatural hazards like avalanches
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dangerDanger! High Voltage.Danger! Keep out.The game allowed Scott to talk for the first time about feelings of fear and danger.Is there any danger of Mike being arrested?In others, there are dangers he miraculously survived.We are however in danger of losing all touch with reality by postulating such a scenario. 3.By now, Chris was asleep, covered with ice cream and evidently not in danger.Admittedly their intimacy could have its dangers.Confusion between love and work is one danger posed by the collapse of the wall between the two.There's a real danger that the region's forests will disappear completely in the next 50 years.The organization ran a national campaign about the dangers of cigarettes and other tobacco products.While leprosy is slowly contagious and probably mildly contagious, its usual horrors argue the danger of neglect.The river has not flooded yet, but that does not mean the danger has passed.I stood at the side of the road and waved my arms to warn other drivers of the danger.Wear a hat and drink plenty of fluids to reduce the danger of sunstroke.The gas leak was quickly fixed, but workers at the factory say the danger remains real.Yet, with the dangers came also opportunities.danger ofThere is a danger of the conflict spreading into the bordering countries.be in danger of (doing) somethingMany young people did not qualify and were in danger of being caught up in crime.Dana didn't know Berenice was in danger of losing her child; she was careless, but not vicious.By November 21, the sugar crop was in danger of being completely lost to the cold, damp weather.This is the one place in the book where Carter's enviable fluency is in danger of ceding to superficiality.The anti-globalisation movement is in danger of being discredited because of the antics of a small group.We should look with deep understanding and compassion upon those whose relationships have failed or are in danger of failing.They are in danger of losing their spectator status.It subsequently turned out that it was the sitting tenants who were in danger of harassment.be a danger to somebody/somethingThe judge described Thomas as 'a danger to the public'.People who drink and drive are a danger to themselves and to others.The judge Lord Cullen told Boyce he was a danger to the public and sentenced him to a minimum of twenty years.In some way he was a danger to an ex-con, that must be it.He was a danger to everything, but knowing that, admitting it to herself did no good.If found by a court to no longer be a danger to himself or society he would be released.I want you to tell the world that the monster is a danger to everyone.Extreme nationalism is the single greatest danger to peace in the modern world.Disaffected Cantarero supporters were considered by observers to be a danger to future constitutional order.On farms, building sites, in factories and hospitals there are dangers to be understood and avoided.The new unit will also be available for young people who are a danger to themselves or others.
Origin danger (1200-1300) Old French dangier, from Vulgar Latin dominiarium power to do harm, from Latin dominium ownership