- the hazard or chance of loss.
- the degree of probability of such loss.
- the amount that the insurance company may lose.
- a person or thing with reference to the hazard involved in insuring him, her, or it.
- the type of loss, as life, fire, marine disaster, or earthquake, against which an insurance policy is drawn.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for risk
- in a dangerous situation or status; in jeopardy: families at risk in the area of the weakened dam.
- under financial or legal obligation; held responsible: Are individual investors at risk for the debt part of the real estate venture?
Origin of risk
OTHER WORDS FROM riskrisk·er, nounrisk·less, adjectiveun·risked, adjective
Words nearby risk
British Dictionary definitions for run a risk
- chance of a loss or other event on which a claim may be filed
- the type of such an event, such as fire or theft
- the amount of the claim should such an event occur
- a person or thing considered with respect to the characteristics that may cause an insured event to occur
- vulnerable; likely to be lost or damaged
- social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility
Derived forms of riskrisker, noun
Word Origin for risk
Medical definitions for run a risk
Idioms and Phrases with run a risk (1 of 2)
Also, run the risk. Be subjected to danger, as in Hiding anything from customs means running a risk that you'll be caught, or Without the right postage and address, this package runs the risk of being lost. [Mid-1600s]
Idioms and Phrases with run a risk (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with risk
- risk life and limb
- at risk
- calculated risk
- run a risk