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noun danger pronunciation in British English /ˈdeɪndʒə(r)/
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pluraldangers
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a situation in which harm, death, damage, or destruction is possible
    The notice said ‘Danger! Keep Out!’
    in danger: The President was in no danger at any time.
    be in great/grave danger: You must leave immediately. You’re in great danger here.
    put someone/someone’s life in danger: His actions put the child’s life in danger.
    be out of danger: All three children are now reported to be out of danger.
    danger from: danger from exposure to radiation
    face danger: This man had faced danger and death without flinching.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a situation in which something unpleasant might happen
      danger of: We must act now to avoid the danger of another rise in interest rates.
      danger (that): There is a danger that the money will simply be wasted.
      a real/great/serious danger: There is a very real danger that people will lose interest.
      in danger of (doing) something: The peace talks are now in danger of collapse.
      there’s no danger of that (=it is very unlikely): ‘What if he comes back early from lunch?’ ‘There’s no danger of that.’
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    [countable] a person or thing that might harm someone or damage something
    danger to: The animal is a danger to the public.
    pose a danger to someone/something: Landslides and falling rocks pose a serious danger to tourists.
    danger of: a campaign to warn children of the dangers of electricity

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