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1 risk /ˈrɪsk/ noun
plural risks
1 risk
/ˈrɪsk/
noun
plural risks
Learner's definition of RISK
: the possibility that something bad or unpleasant (such as an injury or a loss) will happen
[noncount]
[count]
[count] : someone or something that may cause something bad or unpleasant to happen
see also security risk
[count] : a person or thing that someone judges to be a good or bad choice for insurance, a loan, etc.

at risk

: in a dangerous situation : in a situation in which something bad or harmful could happen

at the risk of (doing something)

: despite the possibility of (doing something that could be considered improper, wrong, etc.)

at your own risk

: with full understanding that what you are doing is dangerous and that you are responsible for your own safety

calculated risk

see calculated

run a risk

: to do something that may result in loss, failure, etc.

run the risk of

: to do something that may result in (something bad or unpleasant happening)

take a risk

: to do something that may result in loss, failure, etc.
2 risk /ˈrɪsk/ verb
risks; risked; risking
2 risk
/ˈrɪsk/
verb
risks; risked; risking
Learner's definition of RISK
[+ object]
: to put (something) in a situation in which it could be lost, damaged, etc.
see also risk life and limb at 1life, risk your neck at 1neck
: to do something that could result in (something bad or unpleasant)
: to do (something that may have harmful or bad results)
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