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at risk

Definition of at risk

  1. :  in a dangerous situation :  in a situation in which something bad or harmful could happen <They believe that the policy puts the country at risk.> <people who are at risk of developing heart disease> <Many residents remain at risk from floodwaters.> <He placed his life at risk to save them.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  possibility of loss or injury :  peril

    :  someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard

    :  the chance of loss or the perils to the subject matter of an insurance contract

  1. :  to expose to hazard or danger

    :  to incur the risk or danger of

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