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 for To do danger
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Danger \Dan"ger\, n. [OE. danger, daunger, power, arrogance,
     refusal, difficulty, fr. OF. dagier, dongier (with same
     meaning), F. danger danger, fr. an assumed LL. dominiarium
     power, authority, from L. dominium power, property. See
     Dungeon, Domain, Dame.]
     1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. [Obs.]
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              In dangerhad he . . . the young girls. --Chaucer.
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     2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. [Obs.]
        See In one's danger, below.
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              You stand within his danger, do you not? --Shak.
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              Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in
              dangerof this statute.                --Robynson
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     3. Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril;
        risk; insecurity.
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     4. Difficulty; sparingness. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     5. Coyness; disdainful behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     In one's danger, in one's power; liable to a penalty to be
        inflicted by him. [Obs.] This sense is retained in the
        proverb, "Out of debt out of danger."
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              Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not.
     To do danger, to cause danger. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Syn: Peril; hazard; risk; jeopardy.
     Usage: Danger, Peril, Hazard, Risk, Jeopardy.
            Danger is the generic term, and implies some
            contingent evil in prospect. Peril is instant or
            impending danger; as, in peril of one's life. Hazard
            arises from something fortuitous or beyond our
            control; as, the hazard of the seas. Risk is doubtful
            or uncertain danger, often incurred voluntarily; as,
            to risk an engagement. Jeopardy is extreme danger.
            Danger of a contagious disease; the perils of
            shipwreck; the hazards of speculation; the risk of
            daring enterprises; a life brought into jeopardy.
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