HyperDic: risk

English > 6 senses of the word risk:
NOUNstaterisk, hazard, jeopardy, peril, endangermenta source of danger
actrisk, peril, dangera venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
attributerisk, risk of infectionthe probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
attributerisk, risk of exposurethe probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
VERBsocialrisk, put on the line, lay on the lineexpose to a chance of loss or damage
socialrisk, gamble, chance, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chancetake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
risk > pronunciation
Soundsrih'sk
Rhymesasterisk ... whisk: 12 rhymes with ihsk...
English > risk: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune.
Synonymshazard, jeopardy, peril, endangerment
Narrowerhealth hazardhazard to the health of those exposed to it
moral hazard(economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)
occupational hazardAny condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
sword of DamoclesA constant and imminent peril
BroaderdangerA cause of pain or injury or loss
Spanishpeligro, riesgo
Catalanperill, risc
Adjectivesriskyinvolving risk or danger
Verbsriskexpose to a chance of loss or damage
English > risk: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury.
Example"he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"
Synonymsperil, danger
NarrowerchanceA risk involving danger
crapshootA risky and uncertain venture
gambleA risky act or venture
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishamanaza, peligro, riesgo
Catalanperill, risc
Adjectivesriskyinvolving risk or danger
riskynot financially safe or secure
Verbsriskexpose to a chance of loss or damage
risktake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
English > risk: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred.
Synonymrisk of infection
Broaderprobability, chanceA measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
English > risk: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe probability of being exposed to an infectious agent.
Synonymrisk of exposure
Broaderprobability, chanceA measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
English > risk: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningexpose to a chance of loss or damage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Examples
  • "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"
  • "Why risk your life?"
Synonymsput on the line, lay on the line
Narrowerbell the catTake a risk
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardizeput at risk
Broadertry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
Spanisharriesgar
Catalanarriscar
Nounsriska venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
riska source of danger
English > risk: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningTake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgamble, chance, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance
Narrowergo for brokerisk everything in one big effort
luck it, luck throughact by relying on one's luck
Broadertry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
Spanishapostar, arriesgarse, arriesgar, aventurarse, aventurar, correr un riesgo, poner en peligro
Catalanarriscar
Nounsriska venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

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