at-risk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"at-risk" in British English

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at-riskadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ətˈrɪsk/

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 ​areasmovetheircars to ​higherground when ​floodsthreaten.

at-risk adjective [before noun] (FAILING)

in ​danger of ​closing or ​failing: at-risk schools/​students
(Definition of at-risk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at-risk" in Business English

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at-riskadjective [before noun]

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HR used to describe a ​part of some ​employees' ​pay that they only get if they do their ​job well: at-risk pay/compensation No at-risk ​pay is ​awarded for ​performance that does not ​meetexpectations. Under the ​agreement, the ​term "​annualbasepayrate" will be ​redefined to ​exclude all at-risk ​compensation.
(Definition of at-risk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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