Meaning of risk

Definition of risk

(noun) 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"
the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
(verb) expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

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