hazard a guess

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hazard a guess

To make a prediction, estimate, or conjecture. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that it's the cooling system that failed. You won't be penalized for hazarding a guess, so be sure not to leave any questions unanswered.
See also: guess, hazard
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' Experts can hazard guesses about artificial intelligence, driverless cars or the death of cable television, but technological innovation and societal change aren't orderly.
In contrast to the early stages of the conflict, which turned from a ruthless crackdown on peaceful demonstrators to an armed rebellion and then a sectarian war, American officials no longer hazard guesses on how long Assad will last.
It's too early to hazard guesses about the success or failure of the negotiations which were in a preparatory phase.
"The visible remains of the Wall stimulate imaginative excitement and we know enough about Romano-British culture to hazard guesses about what the people on the Wall were like and what they were doing.
Some would hazard guesses, but when Jimmy Doolittle appeared, the majority of flyers knew it was something special.
We can only hazard guesses about the circumstances of your conception, but as she would have been only around 14 years old, it was probably a traumatic time for her, given her tender age and the moral climate of the era.
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