Definition of Risk


  • the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
    - risk of exposure
  • the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
    - risk of infection
  • 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"
  • a source of danger
    a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"


  • take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
    - take chances - run a risk - take a chance
  • expose to a chance of loss or damage
    "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"
    - put on the line - lay on the line
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Unscramble risk

14 unscramble word found using the letters risk.

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