To run a risk
Risk Risk, n. [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg. risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re- re- + secare to cut; -- the word having been probably first used among sailors. See {Section}.] 1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction. [1913 Webster]

The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a risk which has shaken very strong nerves. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Com.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property. [1913 Webster]

{To run a risk}, to incur hazard; to encounter danger. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See {Danger}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To run a blockade — Run Run, v. t. 1. To cause to run (in the various senses of {Run}, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block. [1913 Webster] 2. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation. [1913 Webster] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run\ a\ risk — • run a risk • take a risk v. phr. To be open to danger or loss; put yourself in danger; be unprotected. A baseball umpire wears a mask and chest protector so he won t run the risk of being hit by the ball. Billy takes a risk of being hit by a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run a risk — ► to do something that might be harmful or dangerous: »You re running a big risk if oil prices drop sharply. run the risk of doing sth »Few IFAs are prepared to run the risk of advising a client to switch out of equities and into bonds and cash… …   Financial and business terms

  • run a risk (of something doing something) — run a ˈrisk (of sth/of doing sth) idiom to be in a situation in which sth bad could happen to you • People who are overweight run a risk of a heart attack or stroke. Main entry: ↑riskidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • run a risk (of of doing something) — run a ˈrisk (of sth/of doing sth) idiom to be in a situation in which sth bad could happen to you • People who are overweight run a risk of a heart attack or stroke. Main entry: ↑riskidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • run a risk — verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome (Freq. 7) When you buy these stocks you are gambling • Syn: ↑gamble, ↑chance, ↑risk, ↑hazard, ↑take chances, ↑adventure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • run a risk — or[take a risk] {v. phr.} To be open to danger or loss; put yourself in danger; be unprotected. * /A baseball umpire wears a mask and chest protector so he won t run the risk of being hit by the ball./ * /Billy takes a risk of being hit by a car… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run a risk — or[take a risk] {v. phr.} To be open to danger or loss; put yourself in danger; be unprotected. * /A baseball umpire wears a mask and chest protector so he won t run the risk of being hit by the ball./ * /Billy takes a risk of being hit by a car… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to run the risk of — • take risks • to run the risk of to follow a course of action, knowing that it may lead to negative results; to take a chance(s) …   Idioms and examples

  • run a risk of doing sth — run a/the risk of doing sth ► to be in a situation in which there is the possibility that something bad might happen: »A company without good customer service runs the risk of losing its customers good will. Main Entry: ↑run …   Financial and business terms

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