take a risk


: to do something that may result in loss, failure, etc.
Every time you invest money, you're taking a risk.

Examples of take a risk in a Sentence

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“Take a risk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20risk. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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