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