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risk

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪsk/
to put something in a situation where it could be lost or damaged: Carol can get a better return on her investments without risking her capital. The region was going through a huge economic downturn and it didn't want to risk its trade ties with the USrisk sth on sth Bonds are attractive to conservative investors who don't want to risk everything on the stock market.
to get into a situation or do something that might have a bad result: The United States is becoming dangerously dependent on foreign investors to the point that it is risking a financial crisis.risk doing sth If you're not exploiting the opportunities of e-commerce, you could risk going bankrupt.
→  See also derisk
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