run a risk

idiom

: to do something that may result in loss, failure, etc.
You're running a risk by crossing the street without looking both ways.
He is not afraid of running risks.

Examples of run a risk in a Sentence

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“Run a risk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20a%20risk. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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