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  • n  a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  • n  a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
  • n  the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
  • n  the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
  • v  expose to a chance of loss or damage
    We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    Why risk your life?
  • v  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

  • Supplementing infants' diets with vitamin D may cut their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in later life.
  • They still decrease our risk of dying, but the statistics are not all black and white.
  • Two new studies suggest that doctors are over-screening diabetes patients for heart problems, and that the risk is not as severe as previously thought.
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  • Barack Obama in Manila Bulletin
    Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense. If this is what happened, BP's carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and... Henry Waxman http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Waxman&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHJ0ewhvZoz9CCq5P52rucQCNWNNg AOL News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.aolnews.com/gulf-oil-spill/article/bp-engineer-brian-morel-called-deepwater-horizon-rig-a-nightmare-well-before-explosion/19516105&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEzcJ5d1K0HTmXsUa3uwsiV2xoUMg Jun 14, 2010 84266 111964 risk In his opening remarks at the opening of the summit, Obama said the risk of nuclear attack has gone up," noting that "terrorist networks such as al-Qaida have tried to acquire the material for a nuclear weapon, and if they ever succeeded,...
  • Ben Bernanke in TIME
    We have no choice but to stabilize [it] or else risk enormous impact, not just in the financial system but on the whole US economy,said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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