danger

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W2S2 [ˈdeındʒə US -ər] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: dangier, from Vulgar Latin dominiarium 'power to do harm', from Latin dominium 'ownership']
1.) [U]
the possibility that someone or something will be harmed, destroyed, or killed
Danger! No boats beyond this point.
in danger
The refugees believe that their lives are in danger.
I don't want to put you in danger .
danger of
The danger of a fire in the home increases during the holidays.
be in danger of (doing) sth
The bridge was in danger of collapsing.
grave/great/real/serious etc danger
The condor was in grave danger of extinction.
danger from
The public was not aware of the danger from nuclear tests in Nevada.
out of danger
The patient is now out of danger.
Pedestrians on this road face constant danger from cars.
2.) [U and C]
the possibility that something bad will happen
be in danger of (doing) sth
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) sth
to guard against the danger of becoming isolated
3.)
something or someone that may harm or kill you
the dangers that abound in the region
danger of
Children need to be educated about the dangers of drug use.
be a danger to sb/sth
The wreck is a danger to other ships.
4.) there's no danger of sth
used to say that something will not happen
There's no danger of Darren ever getting up early.
5.) be on the danger list
BrE to be so ill that you may die

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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