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risking

verb
present participle of risk

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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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risking

risks

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“Risking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/risking. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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