take chances


: to do things that are risky or dangerous
He's not afraid to take chances.

Examples of take chances in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Colorado brand doesn’t take chances with quality and uses only organic hemp from sustainable sources to extract the CBD through a CO2 extraction method. Cbd Scout, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Insider: IndyCar needs to take chances ... but not like the $1 Million Challenge Pickleball business owner claims to owe $47M. What happened to investors' money? Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Mar. 2024 The sense of urgency in this city to win has pushed our organization, has fueled it to take chances, fix problems and work tirelessly in an effort to win. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 But mostly Wayne was a great friend, a beautiful comrade, and an older brother who helped me to forgive myself for making mistakes, take chances with my music, and never be afraid to help those in need. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 Since October 7, Israeli media has been broadcasting military experts who say Hamas’s attack only proves that Israel cannot take chances with the West Bank. Jordan Castro, Harper's Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 But the kibbutz, unwilling to take chances, rounded up funds and drafted contingency plans — buying long guns for its 25-member local defense unit, securing emergency sources for water and electricity and building a military clinic. Shira Rubin, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 His success in these varied fields highlights the importance of embracing diverse business ventures and the willingness to take chances in unexplored markets. Nick Kasmik, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 Translation: Barbie tends to get lovesick in relationships and isn't one to date around and take chances in romance. Lisa Stardust, Women's Health, 21 July 2023

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“Take chances.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20chances. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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