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risk

 
 
pronunciation:
rIsk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a chance of getting hurt or losing something.
The pioneers faced many risks as they traveled across the plains.
synonyms:
danger, hazard, jeopardy, peril
antonyms:
safety
similar words:
chance
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: risks, risking, risked
definition 1: to put in danger.
She risked her life to climb the mountain.
synonyms:
endanger, gamble, hazard
similar words:
menace
definition 2: to take the risk of.
The soldier risked punishment by not following the order.
synonyms:
hazard
similar words:
venture
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  • risky:
    involving a risk.