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Etymology

Back-formation from jeopardy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʤɛpəd/

Verb

Infinitive
to jeopard

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to jeopard (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To put in jeopardy; to expose to loss or injury; to imperil; to hazard.
    • 1819: “And, by the Saint Christopher at my baldric,” said the good yeoman, “were there no other cause than the safety of that poor faithful knave, Wamba, I would jeopard a joint ere a hair of his head were hurt.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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References

jeopard” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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