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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun risk has 4 senses

Verb risk has 2 senses


riskn. [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg. risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re- re- + secare to cut; -- the word having been probably first used among sailors. See Section.].
  •  Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.  [1913 Webster]
    "The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.  [1913 Webster]
To run a risk, to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
Syn. -- Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See Danger.
riskv. t. [CF. F. risquer. See Risk, n.].
  •  To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To hazard; peril; endanger; jeopard.


risk, n. & v.
1 a chance or possibility of danger, loss, injury, or other adverse consequences (a health risk; a risk of fire).
2 a person or thing causing a risk or regarded in relation to risk (is a poor risk).
1 expose to risk.
2 accept the chance of (could not risk getting wet).
3 venture on.

at risk exposed to danger. at one's (own) risk accepting responsibility, agreeing to make no claims. at the risk of with the possibility of (an adverse consequence). put at risk expose to danger. risk capital money put up for speculative business investment. risk one's neck put one's own life in danger. run a (or the) risk (often foll. by of) expose oneself to danger or loss etc. take (or run) a risk chance the possibility of danger etc.
F risque, risquer f. It. risco danger, riscare run into danger



accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, admit of, adventitiousness, adventure, be liable, be subjected to, beard, bet, bid fair to, brave, break, breakers ahead, buy in, buy into, calculated risk, cardhouse, casualness, cause for alarm, chance, chance it, compromise, confront, court destruction, crisis, danger, dangerous ground, dare, defy, defy danger, destiny, desultoriness, emergency, encounter, encounter danger, endanger, endangerment, expose, exposure, face, face up to, fate, financier, flier, flukiness, forget the odds, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, gamble, gamble on, gamble with, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, good fortune, good luck, hap, happenstance, happy chance, hazard, heedless hap, house of cards, how they fall, imperil, imperilment, incur danger, indeterminacy, indeterminateness, infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, invest, invest in, investment, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, law of averages, lay open, lay out money, liability, liableness, lie under, lot, luck, make an investment, make book, meet, menace, moira, openness, opportunity, pass, peril, perilousness, pinch, place, play, play with fire, plight, plow back into, plunge, precariousness, predicament, predict, prime investment, principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness, prognosticate, put, put in danger, put in jeopardy, quicksand, random sample, reinvest, rely on fortune, riskiness, rocks ahead, run a chance, run of luck, run the chance, run the risk, serendipity, set at hazard, shakiness, shiftiness, shiftingness, sink, sink money in, slipperiness, speculate, speculation, speculativeness, stand a chance, stand fair to, stand to gain, stand to lose, statistical probability, storm clouds, strait, take a chance, take a flier, take chances, tempt Providence, tempt fortune, the breaks, theory of probability, thin ice, threat, ticklishness, treacherousness, treachery, trust to chance, try the chance, unauthenticity, unauthoritativeness, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, undependability, unfaithworthiness, unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness, venture, wager, whatever comes




VB chance, stand a chance, toss up, cast lots, draw lots, leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, trust to the chapter of accidents, tempt fortune, chance it, take one's chance, take a shot at it (attempt), run the risk, run the chance, incur the risk, incur the chance, encounter the risk, encounter the chance, stand the hazard of the die, speculate, try one's luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards, risk, venture, hazard, stake, ante, lay, lay a wager, make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for, play at chuck farthing, chance, hap, turn up, fall to one's lot, be one's fate, stumble on light upon, take one's chance.


N danger, peril, insecurity, jeopardy, risk, hazard, venture, precariousness, slipperiness, instability, defenselessness, exposure, vulnerability, vulnerable point, heel of Achilles, forlorn hope, leap in the dark, road to ruin, faciles descensus Averni, hairbreadth escape, cause for alarm, source of danger, rock ahead, breakers ahead, storm brewing, clouds in the horizon, clouds gathering, warning, alarm, apprehension, in danger, endangered, fraught with danger, dangerous, hazardous, perilous, parlous, periculous, unsafe, unprotected &c (safe, protect), insecure, untrustworthy, built upon, sand, on a sandy basis, wildcat, defenseless, fenceless, guardless, harborless, unshielded, vulnerable, expugnable, exposed, open to, aux abois, at bay, on the wrong side of the wall, on a lee shore, on the rocks, at stake, in question, precarious, critical, ticklish, slippery, slippy, hanging by a thread, with a halter round one's neck, between the hammer and the anvil, between Scylla and Charybdis, between a rock and a hard place, between the devil and the deep blue sea, between two fires, on the edge of a precipice, on the brink of a precipice, on the verge of a precipice, on the edge of a volcano, in the lion's den, on slippery ground, under fire, not out of the wood, unwarned, unadmonished, unadvised, unprepared, off one's guard, tottering, unstable, unsteady, shaky, top-heavy, tumbledown, ramshackle, crumbling, waterlogged, helpless, guideless, in a bad way, reduced to the last extremity, at the last extremity, trembling in the balance, nodding to its fall, threatening, ominous, illomened, alarming, explosive, adventurous, incidit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdim, nam tua res agitur paries dum proximus ardet.

VB be in danger, be exposed to danger, run into danger, incur danger, encounter danger, run a risk, lay oneself open to, lean on a broken reed, trust to a broken reed, feel the ground sliding from under one, have to run for it, have the chances against one, have the odds against one, face long odds, be in deep trouble, be between a rock and a hard place, hang by a thread, totter, sleep on a volcano, stand on a volcano, sit on a barrel of gunpowder, live in a glass house, bring in danger, place in danger, put in danger, place in jeopardy, put in jeopardy, endanger, expose to danger, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize, compromise, sail too near the wind, adventure, risk, hazard, venture, stake, set at hazard, run the gauntlet, engage in a forlorn hope, threaten danger, run one hard, lay a trap for.

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