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English definition of “run the risk of doing sth”

run the risk of doing sth

to do something although something bad might happen because of it: If you tell him the truth, you run the risk of hurting his feelings.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of run the risk of doing sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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