endanger


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endanger

(ĕn-dān′jər)
tr.v. endan·gered, endan·gering, endan·gers
To expose to harm or danger; imperil.

en·dan′ger·ment n.
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said the Jew, ``whom could it interest to endanger so poor a wretch as I am?
When we came to Pampeluna itself, we found it so indeed; and to me, that had been always used to a hot climate, and to countries where I could scarce bear any clothes on, the cold was insufferable; nor, indeed, was it more painful than surprising to come but ten days before out of Old Castile, where the weather was not only warm but very hot, and immediately to feel a wind from the Pyrenean Mountains so very keen, so severely cold, as to be intolerable and to endanger benumbing and perishing of our fingers and toes.
Emma was gratified, to observe such a proof in her of strengthened character, and refrained from any allusion that might endanger its maintenance.