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English definition


  • 1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;

    • "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  • 2. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury;

    • "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"
    • "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
  • 3. the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

  • 4. the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent


  • 1. expose to a chance of loss or damage;

    • "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"
    • "Why risk your life?"
  • 2. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

    • "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Example sentences

  • Mrs Anne Sterling did not think of the risk she was taking when she ran through a forest after two men.

  • You are taking a big risk driving so fast.

  • Environmentalists say there is a high risk of pollution from the landfill site.

  • Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage.

  • He saved the child at considerable risk to himself.

  • The boatman was willing to risk ferrying them across.

  • He was determined to do it even at the risk of being ridiculed.

  • We can't risk big things for the sake of small ones.

  • We can't risk another confrontation with the union.

  • He was allergic to risk.

  • Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.

  • Check that any medication you're taking carries no risk for your developing baby.

  • This is something where you can earn such a lot of money that there is not any risk that you will lose it.

  • The British could afford to reduce defence spending in peacetime without excessive risk.

  • The captain was not willing to risk taking his ship through the straits in such bad weather.

  • Nobody was prepared to risk prosecution by actually naming names.

  • They argue that the commission should risk courting unpopularity and push on with its legislative programmes.

  • Toolbelts free both hands and lessen the risk of dropping hammers.

  • Obesity correlates with increased risk for hypertension and stroke.

  • There will be a risk of public protest that could set back reforms.

  • He had shown himself careless of personal safety where the life of his colleagues might be at risk.

  • Has he taken the measure of us and concluded that we're not willing to risk a life?

  • This was one risk that paid off.

  • With poor quality tapes you could also risk dirtying the heads on your video recorder.

  • If you are already considered a credit risk by a bank, a secured loan might be your only alternative.

  • If they have the virus they are putting patients at risk.

  • Being even moderately overweight increases your risk of developing high blood pressure.

  • The report underlined his concern that standards were at risk.

Phrase collocation

  • at risk

    exposed to harm or danger

    • 23 million people in Africa are &B{at risk from} starvation.

  • at one's (own) risk

    used to indicate that if harm befalls a person or their possessions through their actions, it is their own responsibility

    • they undertook the adventure at their own risk.

  • at the risk of doing something

    although there is the possibility of something unpleasant resulting

    • at the risk of boring people to tears, I repeat the most important rule in painting.

  • at risk to oneself (或 something)

    with the possibility of endangering oneself or something

    • he visited prisons at considerable risk to his health.

  • risk one's neck

    put one's life in danger

  • run the risk (或 run risks)

    expose oneself to the possibility of something unpleasant occurring

    • she preferred not to &B{run the risk of} encountering his sister.

  • take a risk (或 take risks)

    proceed in the knowledge that there is a chance of something unpleasant occurring

  • at risk 或 at-risk

    Being endangered, as from exposure to disease or from a lack of parental or familial guidance and proper health care

    • at risk youth in the inner cities; at-risk groups of children not having received the vaccine.

Synonym discrimination

  • danger, risk, hazard, menace, peril, threat

  • venture, chance, dare, hazard, risk


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