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American English: /ɪmˈpɛrəl/
British English: /ɪmˈpɛrɪl/
, /ɪmˈpɛr(ə)l/

Translation of imperil in Spanish:

transitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • poner en peligro
    hacer peligrar
    Example sentences
    • He was said to be the source of the description of the chancellor as ‘psychologically flawed’ and that would have fitted: he always seemed ready to do anything and destroy anyone who imperilled his man.
    • Allowing workers to divert some of this money into the stock market will not only put their retirement future at risk, it will imperil the federal government's ability to keep its commitment to current retirees.
    • Here's another comedy in which a neurotic schmuck is imperilled and injured in a series of encounters with his new in-laws.

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