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English definition of “risk”

risk

verb [T]     /rɪsk/
MIGHT HAPPEN B2 If you risk something bad , you do something although that bad thing might happen : [+ doing sth] I'd like to help you, but I can't risk losing my job .Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
MIGHT LOSE B2 If you risk something important , you cause it to be in a dangerous situation where you might lose it: He risked his life to save me.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of risk verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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