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risk

at risk
a. Social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility
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Risk

A measure of the probability of an adverse effect on a population under a well-defined exposure scenario.
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risk

[risk]
(engineering)
The potential realization of undesirable consequences from hazards arising from a possible event.
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risk

(1) See RISC.

(2) The expectation of loss. Risk is a function of the probability and consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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Run the Risk is an adrenaline-inducing story that will have readers in tears of both fear and joy.
"Essentially, you've got two options - leave the aftermath, which means you run the risk of producing poor quality silage, or remove it, by mowing it off and wasting it, or bring the sheep in."
Di Canio said: "If he did something really silly, I'm not going to appeal because you run the risk that they could extend it by another game.
If Cardiff do decide to sell , they run the risk of blowing their big promotion bid to the Premier League in the second half of the season and the pounds 90m jackpot that would bring.
A small minority are still prepared to run the risk to shave a couple of minutes off their journey.
MERSEYSIDE football fans who step out of line run the risk of missing out on next year's World Cup, they were warned today.
But with a tight timetable which involves closing the main cross-city rail line for four days in December 2010 while construction work takes place, the council could not afford to run the risk of further delays in preparatory work for phase two.
We have a simple message to all: don't run the risk."
Resurfacing does not allow for increased physical activity; the procedure is almost as invasive as hip replacement surgery; and you still run the risk of dislocating the hip post-op.
Under-insured companies, however, run the risk of loss and damage to their capital base.
"Those countries with only one energy source will run the risk of getting caught in a bottleneck that will constrict growth," Gluski says.
Apgar added, "By relentlessly decreasing operating costs per square foot--the agreed upon 'best practice' in corporate real estate--regardless of how the business might change in the future, real estate executives run the risk of under managing one of the largest variables on the corporate books.