risk one's life
Definition of risk one's life
: to do something very dangerous that could result in one's death She risked her life to help him.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to expose to hazard or danger
: to incur the risk or danger of
: the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
: an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
: of or relating to animate being
: using a living model
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