Risk

Definition of Risk

n.1.Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.
The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves.
- Macaulay.
2.(Com.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.
To run a risk
to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Risked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Risking.]
2.To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.

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