run the risk (of something)

run the risk (of something)
run the risk (of something) phrase
to be in a situation in which something bad could happen

She didn’t go, because she didn’t want to run the risk of seeing Neil again.

The President runs the risk of assassination with every public appearance.

Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym
Main entry: risk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • run the risk (of something doing something) — run the ˈrisk (of sth/of doing sth) | run ˈrisks idiom to be or put yourself in a situation in which sth bad could happen to you • We don t want to run the risk of losing their business. • Investment is all about running risks. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run the risk of — to do something that may result in (something bad or unpleasant happening) You run the risk of being misunderstood if you don t explain your purpose carefully. That strategy runs the risk of undermining their authority. It s a dangerous policy t …   Useful english dictionary

  • run the risk of doing something — run the risk (of (doing something)) to make possible a particular result. When doctors fail to follow government guidelines, they run the risk of being sued by their patients. Usage notes: sometimes followed by a clause beginning with that: By… …   New idioms dictionary

  • run the risk of — run the risk (of (doing something)) to make possible a particular result. When doctors fail to follow government guidelines, they run the risk of being sued by their patients. Usage notes: sometimes followed by a clause beginning with that: By… …   New idioms dictionary

  • run the risk — (of (doing something)) to make possible a particular result. When doctors fail to follow government guidelines, they run the risk of being sued by their patients. Usage notes: sometimes followed by a clause beginning with that: By giving students …   New idioms dictionary

  • run the risk (of of doing something) — run the ˈrisk (of sth/of doing sth) | run ˈrisks idiom to be or put yourself in a situation in which sth bad could happen to you • We don t want to run the risk of losing their business. • Investment is all about running risks. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run the risk — I run the risk (or run risks) expose oneself to the possibility of something unpleasant occurring she preferred not to run the risk of encountering his sister II run the risk (or run risks) see risk …   Useful english dictionary

  • run the risk of doing sth — run a/the risk of doing sth ► to be in a situation in which there is the possibility that something bad might happen: »A company without good customer service runs the risk of losing its customers good will. Main Entry: ↑run …   Financial and business terms

  • run a risk — ► to do something that might be harmful or dangerous: »You re running a big risk if oil prices drop sharply. run the risk of doing sth »Few IFAs are prepared to run the risk of advising a client to switch out of equities and into bonds and cash… …   Financial and business terms

  • run a risk — verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome (Freq. 7) When you buy these stocks you are gambling • Syn: ↑gamble, ↑chance, ↑risk, ↑hazard, ↑take chances, ↑adventure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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