Use the word "risk" when a situation is dangerous or when the outcome is not certain.
You can use this word as a verb:
- A man risked his life to save his son from drowning.
- The family across the street risks losing their house to foreclosure.
- Jim will risk losing a lot of money if he invests in that company.
- He’s risking his own money.
- Don’t risk your health by smoking.
- Mary risks losing her job by taking so many days off.
- A person who risks the lives of others is irresponsible.
This word is commonly used as a noun:
- She takes too many risks.
- John thought that working as a contractor in Iraq was worth the risk.
- There’s very little risk of losing your money if it’s in the bank.
- Robert is taking a big risk by starting his own business.
- Risks associated with mountain climbing are well known.
To make the adjective form for this word add "y" to the end of "risk."
- He’s engaging in risky behavior.
- She made a risky decision.
- This is too risky. Let’s not do this.
- It’s risky to skate on thin ice.
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May 28, 2013