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adventure

An adventure is an exciting and probably risky trip, effort, or undertaking. Let's go explore the jungle! Don't be scared — it'll be an adventure!

To a kid from the city, a ride on the subway is just another trip across town. To a kid from the suburbs, though, it can be a real adventure — a trip to a strange place with all sorts of strange people, new sights, and surprising twists and turns. If you've ever been to the Great Adventure amusement park, you know that the whole place is designed to make you feel as though you're on a wild, exciting, and thrilling trip — a great adventure. People often go on an adventure hoping something wonderful will come of it.

Definitions of adventure
  1. noun
    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    synonyms: dangerous undertaking, escapade, risky venture
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    type of:
    labor, project, task, undertaking
    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  2. verb
    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    synonyms: chance, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
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    types:
    go for broke
    risk everything in one big effort
    luck it, luck through
    act by relying on one's luck
    type of:
    assay, attempt, essay, seek, try
    make an effort or attempt
  3. verb
    put at risk
    synonyms: hazard, jeopardize, stake, venture
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    type of:
    lay on the line, put on the line, risk
    expose to a chance of loss or damage
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