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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  The  imminent  and  constant  risk  of  assassination,  a 
  risk  which  has  shaken  very  strong  nerves. 
  2.  (Com.)  Hazard  of  loss  liabillity  to  loss  in  property. 
  {To  run  a  risk},  to  incur  hazard;  to  encounter  danger. 
  Syn:  Danger;  hazard;  peril;  jeopardy;  exposure.  See  {Danger}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Risk  \Risk\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Risked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Risking}.]  [CF.  F.  risquer.  See  {Risk},  n.] 
  1.  To  expose  to  risk,  hazard,  or  peril;  to  venture;  as  to 
  risk  goods  on  board  of  a  ship;  to  risk  one's  person  in 
  battle;  to  risk  one's  fame  by  a  publication. 
  2.  To  incur  the  risk  or  danger  of  as  to  risk  a  battle. 
  Syn:  To  hazard;  peril;  endanger;  jeopard. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  source  of  danger;  "drinking  alcohol  is  a  health  hazard" 
  [syn:  {hazard},  {jeopardy},  {peril}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {peril}, 
  v  1:  expose  to  a  chance  of  loss  or  damage;  "We  risked  losing  a 
  lot  of  money  in  this  venture";  "Why  risk  your  life?" 
  [syn:  {put  on  the  line},  {lay  on  the  line}] 
  2:  take  a  risk  in  the  hope  of  a  favorable  outcome;  "When  you 
  buy  these  stocks  you  are  gambling"  [syn:  {gamble},  {chance}, 
  {hazard},  {take  chances},  {adventure},  {run  a  risk},  {take 
  a  chance}] 

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