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English definition of “at-risk”

at-risk

adjective [before noun] uk   /ətˈrɪsk/ us  

at-risk adjective [before noun] (IN DANGER)

in danger of being harmed or damaged, or of dying: at-risk children/patients Many residents in at-risk areas move their cars to higher ground when floods threaten.

at-risk adjective [before noun] (FAILING)

in danger of closing or failing: at-risk schools/students
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