In danger, as in Their house's location on the San Andreas Fault puts them at risk in the next major earthquake. [c. 1900]
Legally responsible to pay for loss or damage, as in If he can't keep up with the insurance premiums, he is at risk for any liability claims on the property. [Late 1700s]
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Obsessive exercising and inadequate nutrition can, over time, put people at high risk for overuse injuries like stress fractures.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Together, the teams are working 24 hours a day for a product that promises much higher risk than it does profit.
Politicians who openly associated with Duke, or his hard-core associates, did so at their own risk.
Advanced maternal age dramatically increases the risk of maternal mortality as well as birth defects like Down Syndrome.
It denotes the person that puts on the badge, puts on the blue uniform, and goes into the streets to put their life at risk.
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
But a lawyer who needed the wherewithal finally condescended to risk the task, and into it he plunged.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
If the Duke de Ripperda be found, he must be taken alive, at the risk of those who seek him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Assuredly, this was an occasion when the sacrifice of a few minutes might avoid the grave risk of a breakdown after daybreak.The Red Year|Louis Tracy