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200 BM Daily Vocabulary #140 | jeopardise

July 25, 2019

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Today’s word is: jeopardise. The meaning of jeopardise is: put someone or something into a situation of loss, harm or failure, to pose a threat, to put in danger.         

In this English vocabulary lesson you will learn how to use the word jeopardise. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.

The word jeopardise means put someone or something into a situation of loss, harm or failure.

For example: Lack of proper planning can jeopardise the success of a new product launch.

Listen carefully how we can use the word jeopardise in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.

Example number 1 of 8:  The website of a prominent software company was hacked by cyber criminals. The directors of the company decided to implement stringent security measures because a repetition of such event would jeopardise the reputation of the company.

Example number 2 of 8:  Joginder was participating in a prestigious athletic competition. On the eve of the competition, he decided to eat the famous street food in the city. The food caused him discomfort and it jeopardised his chances of winning the medal.

Example number 3 of 8:  Some countries are facing the menace (means danger) of drugs. A large part of youth population is addicted to drugs there and the government is worried that this will jeopardise the future of the country.

Example number 4 of 8:  The insurance agent requested his client to make premium payments on time. He also informed that delayed payments would jeopardise the benefits expected from the insurance policy.

Example number 5 of 8:  The construction of a new dam was opposed by the environmentalist. They argued that this dam would jeopardise the wild life present in that area.

Example number 6 of 8:  The health care auditors objected strongly to the use of obsolete equipment in the hospital. They warned that this could jeopardise the lives of the patients and requested the management to upgrade the same.

Example number 7 of 8:  Roshan had made it a practice to save the data of her project regularly on a backup disk. One day, when her laptop crashed (means stopped working), it did not jeopardise the project work because she could leverage on the saved data.

Example number 8 of 8: The ruling party proposed a new tax to be levied on the textile industry. The opposition called this decision arbitrary. They felt that the tax will jeopardise the livelihood of the weavers and textile workers.

Today we learnt the word jeopardise which means put someone or something into a situation of loss, harm or failure, to pose a threat, to put in danger.

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