Definition - hazard

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hazard
  1. an obstacle on a golf course
  2. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
  3. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  4. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
  5. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  6. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"

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