risk verb

VERB + RISK cannot/could not, dare not, not want to, would not I simply can't risk being seen there. I didn't want to risk being late. | be prepared to, be willing to He was prepared to risk everything in order to achieve his ambition. | decide to

PREP. for I am not risking my neck for anyone! | on I wouldn't risk my money on a scheme like this one.

PHRASES risk it I knew I would be in trouble if I was found out, but I decided to risk it anyway. | risk life and limb the brave tourist who risks life and limb for adventure | risk losing sth families who risk losing their homes