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To dig in
To dig out
To din into
To dine with Duke Humphrey
To ding anything in one's ears
To dip snuff
To dip the colors
To dip the flag
To dish out
To dish up
To dispense with
To dispose of
to do
To do a thing on the cross
To do by
To do for
To do grace
To do one honor
To do one shame
To do one's best
To do one's business
To do one's diligence
To do one's endeavor
To do over
To do reverence
To do stead
To do the handsome thing
To do the honors
To do to death
To do truth

To do danger definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Danger Dan"ger, n. [OE. danger, daunger, power, arrogance, refusal, difficulty, fr. OF. dagier, dongier (with same meaning), F. danger danger, fr. an assumed LL. dominiarium power, authority, from L. dominium power, property. See Dungeon, Domain, Dame.] 1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. [Obs.] In dangerhad he . . . the young girls. --Chaucer. 2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. [Obs.] See In one's danger, below. You stand within his danger, do you not? --Shak. Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in dangerof this statute. --Robynson (More's Utopia). 3. Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity. 4. Difficulty; sparingness. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 5. Coyness; disdainful behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer. In one's danger, in one's power; liable to a penalty to be inflicted by him. [Obs.] This sense is retained in the proverb, ``Out of debt out of danger.'' Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not. --Robynson (More's Utopia). To do danger, to cause danger. [Obs.] --Shak. Syn: Peril; hazard; risk; jeopardy. Usage: Danger, Peril, Hazard, Risk, Jeopardy. Danger is the generic term, and implies some contingent evil in prospect. Peril is instant or impending danger; as, in peril of one's life. Hazard arises from something fortuitous or beyond our control; as, the hazard of the seas. Risk is doubtful or uncertain danger, often incurred voluntarily; as, to risk an engagement. Jeopardy is extreme danger. Danger of a contagious disease; the perils of shipwreck; the hazards of speculation; the risk of daring enterprises; a life brought into jeopardy.




 


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