run a risk

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of run a risk

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

  1. : an act or the action of running : continued rapid movement

  2. : a quickened gallop

  3. : a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

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


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