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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Owing to the heat of the day, luncheon was generally a silent meal, when people observed their neighbors and took stock of any new faces there might be, hazarding guesses as to who they were and what they did.
From hazarding guesses to making generalisations, most of the discussions on the topic have been reduced to the personalities and characters of individuals interested in leading the legislature in the next dispensation, with the narrative made to centre more on politics and intrigues rather than a clear-cut discussion on the merit of those seeking the office.
Until now, they have been only hazarding guesses ranging from high arsenic content to the presence of lead and other poisonous metals in potable water.