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    risk - Dictionary definition and meaning for word risk

    Definition
    (noun) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    Synonyms : endangerment , hazard , jeopardy , peril
    Example Sentence
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
    Definition
    (noun) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    Synonyms : danger , peril
    Example Sentence
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing
    Definition
    (noun) the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
    Synonyms : risk of infection
    Definition
    (noun) the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
    Synonyms : risk of exposure
    Definition
    (verb) expose to a chance of loss or damage
    Example Sentence
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong
    Definition
    (verb) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    Example Sentence
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling
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