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verb [transitive]     hazard pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehazarding
past tensehazarded
past participlehazarded
  1. 1
    to make a guess or suggestion about something when you are not sure if it is true

    Let me hazard a guess – you’re an Aquarius.

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  2. 2
    formal to risk something, especially in order to gain something else
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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