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risk Idioms & Phrases


high-risk

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
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risk arbitrage

  • noun arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer; if the takeover fails the arbitrageur may lose a great deal of money
    takeover arbitrage.
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risk capital

  • noun wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises
    venture capital.
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risk of exposure

  • noun the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
    risk.
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risk of infection

  • noun the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
    risk.
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risk taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.
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risk-free

  • adjective satellite thought to be devoid of risk
    riskless; unhazardous.
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run a risk

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling
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sea risk

Sea" risk
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  1. Risk of injury, destruction, or loss by the sea, or while at sea.
Webster 1913

To run a risk

  • to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
Webster 1913