[ US /ˈɹɪsk/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪsk/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪsk/ ]
- the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
- the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
drinking alcohol is a health hazard
a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
there was a danger he would do the wrong thing
expose to a chance of loss or damage
We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong
Why risk your life?
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
When you buy these stocks you are gambling
How To Use risk In A Sentence
- Using a bold colour such as yellow is risky. Times, Sunday Times
- The rest of them continued filling plates while Reggie and Lettie returned at brisk intervals to reload their trays. WEEKEND FOR MURDER
- Some experienced foreign jumpers displayed hand-in-hand group jumping, wingsuit jumping and somersaults during free fall; all the risky stunts thrilled the audience.
- Nulliparous women are reportedly at a higher risk of developing complications of pregnancy and delivery than multipara.
- One consequence of epidemiological research into the contribution of lifestyle factors to cancer risk has been to blame the individual who develops cancer.
- However, I took the risk of putting a hand close to a yowling muzzle and was greeted with a cold nose and a non-committal snuffle before the full-on baying started again.
- Regardless of how skilled she knew she was, the extreme risk and danger of what she was about to undertake wasn't lost on her.
- She talks to doctors and parents about the risks, finding that a number object to the jab and fear it will promote promiscuity. The Sun
- Meanwhile, doctors have identified still more reactions to stress that can increase our risk of cardiovascular disease. Times, Sunday Times
- Relying too much on markets for either input supplies or sales outlets places the low unit cost of production that comes with economies of scale at risk.