dangerous

dangerous
dan|ger|ous [ `deındʒərəs ] adjective ***
1. ) likely to harm or kill someone or to damage or destroy something:
a dangerous dog
a dangerous stretch of road
Air pollution has reached dangerous levels in some cities.
highly dangerous: an exciting but highly dangerous sport
dangerous to: It is not yet known whether these chemicals are dangerous to humans.
it is dangerous (for someone) to do something: It's dangerous to walk around here on your own at night.
2. ) likely to have a bad effect or cause a problem:
Mr. Ashley is playing a dangerous game, pretending to support warring factions.
it is dangerous (for someone) to do something: It is extremely dangerous for you to get involved in this.
a dangerous precedent (=a decision that others will follow and that will cause problems): The firing of Mr. Nolan could set a dangerous precedent.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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