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Noun
A situation involving exposure to danger
“We are choosing not to eat certain types of food because of the risk they pose to our health.”
Noun
The possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen
“Research has indicated that certain medications may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
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A guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge
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The state or condition of being about to happen, imminent
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A thing that may happen or be the case
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Difficulty
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Luck of the draw
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Element of danger
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Seriousness or importance
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Excitement associated with danger or the taking of risks
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A person or firm that owes money
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Downside
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The cost incurred in or required for something
Verb
To do something despite the danger it may pose
“He knew it was a dicey investment but decided to risk it anyway.”
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To expose to danger or the risk of loss
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“He refused to risk his reputation as a scientist by perpetuating falsehoods.”
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To attempt something despite the danger it may pose
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“After weighing up the pros and cons of meeting my mother-in-law, I decided to risk it.”
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To take a risk or chance on
“Let's get to the airport early so we don't risk missing our flight.”
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(lead to) To culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
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To spend or invest (a lot of) money
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To attract or lure by temptation
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To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement
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To attempt or try
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