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at the risk of (doing something)

Definition of at the risk of (doing something)

  1. :  despite the possibility of (doing something that could be considered improper, wrong, etc.) <At the risk of sounding rude, I have to ask you how old you are.>



Word by Word Definitions

riskplay
  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

doingplay
  1. :  the act of performing or executing :  action

    :  things that are done or that occur :  goings-on

    :  social activities

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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