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  • 1In a way that is able or likely to cause harm or injury.

    ‘he admitted driving dangerously’
    • ‘during the night Mary was taken dangerously ill’
    • ‘Nationally, nearly one in five adults are dangerously overweight.’
    • ‘He was dangerously thin, and was said to be suffering from serious medical problems.’
    • ‘Initial reports suggested the ferry, which had recently returned to sea after repairs, was dangerously overcrowded.’
    • ‘Mr Smith drove into one of the potholes because it was too large to avoid without swerving dangerously.’
    • ‘Concrete awnings from parts of the roof dangled dangerously, occasionally crashing to the ground.’
    • ‘Jurors ruled the officer acted illegally, recklessly, and dangerously in shoving Mr Jackson to the ground.’
    • ‘The soldiers entered the dangerously unstable building to search for victims trapped under the rubble.’
    • ‘The Taj Mahal is in danger of losing its minarets, as the falling level of the nearby river causes them to tilt dangerously.’
    • ‘He has denied that coach drivers are parking dangerously or illegally at the cliffs.’
    • ‘The government says major rivers are dangerously polluted.’
    1. 1.1In a way that is likely to cause problems or to have adverse consequences.
      as submodifier ‘stocks have been depleted to dangerously low levels’
      • ‘The first act comes dangerously close to becoming another routine police movie.’
      • ‘The idea of taxing wealth is dangerously seductive, even to some on the Right.’
      • ‘Fiona's mother kept a kindly eye on her daughter while at the same time flirting dangerously with the landlord.’
      • ‘Although veering dangerously towards exaggeration, one has to admit: the man may have had a point.’
      • ‘By ignoring legitimate problems like these, U.S. trade policy is falling dangerously out of step with economic reality.’
      • ‘But the country's economy, which expanded rapidly in the mid-1990s, has slowed dangerously in recent years.’
      • ‘In later life he admitted to having lived dangerously as a politician.’
      • ‘This view turned out to be dangerously naive.’
      • ‘A couple of isolated scenes reach emotional peaks, straying dangerously into melodrama.’



/ˈdānj(ə)rəslē/ /ˈdeɪndʒ(ə)rəsli/