risk

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
risk

Plural
risks

  1. A risk is something bad that could possibly happen.
    There are many risks associated with the stock market.
  2. A risk is the chance of something bad happening.
    The risk of us failing is too great.

Verb[change]

Plain form
risk

Third-person singular
risks

Past tense
risked

Past participle
risked

Present participle
risking

  1. To risk something means to take a chance with something.
    She risked hypothermia by swimming the English Channel.

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