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Overview of noun risk

The noun risk has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment

(a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard")

2. (2) risk, peril, danger

(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")

3. risk, risk of infection

(the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred)

4. risk, risk of exposure

(the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent)


Overview of verb risk

The verb risk has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (8) risk, put on the line, lay on the line

(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")

2. (2) gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance

(take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")

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