danger - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a situation in which harm, death, damage, or destruction is possible

    The notice saidDanger! 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.’

  2. 2
    [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