imperil

imperil

/ɪmˈpɛrɪl/ /ɪmˈpɛr(ə)l/ [im-pair-ill]
verb – imperils, imperilling, imperilled; US imperiling, imperiled
[with object]
Put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.

Origin
Late Middle English from peril, probably on the pattern of endanger.

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Aloysius avoided imperiling his sanity the only way he knew how.

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