Definition of 'hazard'
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Civil servants have been warned that bringing cake into work for birthdays and celebrations could be a public health hazard. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Though diesel vehicles are a health hazard, they produce less carbon dioxide than petrol vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While not a fire hazard, they may expand and seize up in direct sunlight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Civil servants have been warned that bringing cake into work for birthdays and celebrations could be a public health hazard. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Though diesel vehicles are a health hazard, they produce less carbon dioxide than petrol vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While not a fire hazard, they may expand and seize up in direct sunlight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What tremendous hazards of loss or gain! Vanity Fair (1837)You would hazard a guess there are some huge strings attached. The Sun (2010)The current hazard is the risk of sunburn. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sunlight may be a hazard and some patients dread summer holidays. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)It is one of the hazards of football. The Sun (2008)For years phones have been banned amid fire hazard claims. The Sun (2015)The remains are too large to transport and do not pose a health hazard. The Sun (2015)So forget about health and safety hazards. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some of those pieces could cause a hazard. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Wanna hazard a guess as to how this will play out? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Racing presents enough inherent hazards without undue risks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Hot weather brings all sorts of health hazards. The Sun (2013)Note that these hazards do not cause unintentional injuries. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The rest of us can merely hazard a guess. The Sun (2008)His first instinct was to explain the risks of moral hazard rather than to stem contagion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can all learn from these incidents how paying attention to one hazard can sometimes cause an accident with another. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It covers the need to provide healthy working conditions and the arrangements which should be made for hazards such as fire. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)All said that the wool was a potential health and safety hazard because it could not be sterilised and could harbour germs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet, these hazards are long known and the big debt negative has gone. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are also festive hazards such as new toys, tree lights and hot turkey fat. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Keeping your eyes open for hazards may backfire, too. The Sun (2008)To avoid the hazard of dangerous recklessness, that's how capitalism has to be. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Note and emphasize clearly any dangers, hazards, or potential ill results that might occur during an experimental procedure. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)Cup experience with Switzerland will be helpful but he knows that serving his homeland's cause is on an altogether different scale of intensity and hazard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'hazard'
British English: hazard NOUN
A hazard is something which could be dangerous to you, your health, or safety, or your plans or reputation.
A new report suggests that chewing-gum may be a health hazard.
British English: hazard VERB
If you hazard someone or something, you put them into a situation which might be dangerous for them.
He could not believe that, had the man known how much he was at risk, he would have hazarded his grandson.
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