risk it


: to do something that may result in something bad or unpleasant happening
We should stop for more gas. We probably have enough, but I don't want to risk it.

Examples of risk it in a Sentence

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“Risk it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risk%20it. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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