Take the risk or hazard of, as in I don't know if there's a later bus but let's chance it. The verb to chance alone was so used for a time, as in Let's just chance the rain—I'm not buying a new umbrella! [Late 1800s] Also see take a chance.
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How to use chance it in a sentence
With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.
At the moment, the only chance I get is when I go do Late Night with Seth Meyers.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
Do those things," he said, "and you'll have half a chance of being successful.
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Instead of giving you a chance to say, "He has made a mistake," he forced you to say, "He has shown how to get out of a mistake."Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Few of us there are who would not gladly read and speak several more languages if we had the chance of doing so.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
In running over many words, the intellect might be arrested by chance.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
But it was my only chance then; or rather I had seen enough of business to avoid making mistakes when I could.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton