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risk

  

      n  
1    the possibility of incurring misfortune or loss; hazard  
2      (Insurance)  
a    chance of a loss or other event on which a claim may be filed  
b    the type of such an event, such as fire or theft  
c    the amount of the claim should such an event occur  
d    a person or thing considered with respect to the characteristics that may cause an insured event to occur  
3    at risk  
a    vulnerable; likely to be lost or damaged  
b      (Social welfare)   vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility  
4    no risk     (Austral)  
informal   an expression of assent  
5    take or run a risk   to proceed in an action without regard to the possibility of danger involved in it  
      vb   tr  
6    to expose to danger or loss; hazard  
7    to act in spite of the possibility of (injury or loss)  
to risk a fall in climbing     
     (C17: from French risque, from Italian risco, from rischiare to be in peril, from Greek rhiza cliff (from the hazards of sailing along rocky coasts))  
  risker      n  


counterparty risk  
      n   the risk that a person who is a party to a contract will default on their obligations under that contract  
high-risk  
      adj   denoting a group, part, etc., that is particularly subject or exposed to a danger  
risk capital  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   capital invested in an issue of ordinary shares, esp. of a speculative enterprise,   (Also called)    venture capital  
risk factor  
      n     (Med)   a factor, such as a habit or an environmental condition, that predisposes an individual to develop a particular disease  
security risk  
      n   a person deemed to be a threat to state security in that he could be open to pressure, have subversive political beliefs, etc.  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe

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