imperil imperil  /ɪm ˈpɛ rəl/


  • (v) pose a threat to; present a danger to


  1. The law's aim is to ensure production for an 80-day "cooling-off period" in strikes or threatened strikes found to imperil the "national health or safety," thereby giving .
  2. Those moves brought widespread international condemnation, which in turn sparked a nationalistic backlash in China that some feared might imperil the smooth running of the .


  • Morning Report: SANDAG’s Pricey Old Digs

    Mayor-city attorney flap could imperil bonds, pot shops stay open illegally, nuke plant's future and a mayor-worthy beer.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Voice of San Diego


  1. In a statement, Bush said the legislation "would imperil billions of dollars of Iraqi assets at a crucial juncture in that nation's reconstruction efforts."
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  2. Obama continued, "I have condemned Russian aggression, and today I reiterate my demand that Russia abide by the cease-fire. Russia must know that its actions will have consequences. They will imperil the Civil Nuclear Agreement, and Russia's...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "We repeat those assurances here," Alito wrote. "Despite municipal respondents' doomsday proclamations, [the decision] does not imperil every law regulating firearms."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Technorati (blog)

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