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risk

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something that may cause injury or harm
  • mountain climbing is a risk, but the thrill and challenge are worth it

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2 the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil
  • children living in poverty are considered at risk for a number of medical and developmental problems

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risk

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of risk (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to take a chance on
  • Colette didn't want to risk running out of food for her party, so she bought twice what she thought she would actually need

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2 to place in danger
  • we refuse to risk our life savings on this investment scheme

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“Risk.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/risk. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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