Meaning of “risk” - Learner’s Dictionary

risk

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
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.

(Definition of “risk verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)