at the risk of (doing something)

Definition of at the risk of (doing something)

: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

risk play
  1. : possibility of loss or injury : peril

  2. : someone or something that creates or suggests a hazard

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

  1. : to expose to hazard or danger

  2. : to incur the risk or danger of

doing play
  1. : the act of performing or executing : action

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

  3. : social activities

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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