run the risk of


: to be or do something that may result in (something bad or unpleasant happening)
You run the risk of being misunderstood if you don't explain your purpose carefully.
a dangerous policy that runs the risk of failure

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Amoxicillin treatments also run the risk of producing antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but that isn’t a concern with probiotics. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2023 People who are caught violating the laws face a wide range of penalties, including a frivolous return penalty of $5,000 and run the risk of criminal prosecution. Leada Gore |, al, 7 Mar. 2023 Trump suggested Republicans run the risk of squandering their new majority. Joseph Morton, Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2023 In an industry like video games, where turnover rates are high, unions run the risk of losing the employees who began that process to begin with. WIRED, 2 Dec. 2022 In 2022, there’s no such thing as selling out — everyone is entitled to make money in a challenging music industry — but artists run the risk of diluting their message. New York Times, 19 July 2022 But in the absence of a gatekeeper role like the CSO that is tasked with maintaining the integrity of data that is presented in support of a product’s value, companies run the risk of unintentionally breaking things. Robert Lindner, Forbes, 7 July 2022 If lenses aren’t frequently cleaned, people run the risk of getting an infection. Julia Landwehr, Health, 24 Apr. 2023 Outlying areas run the risk of near to below-freezing temperatures. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Run the risk of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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