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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

Risk

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

risk

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

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.
The sooner that contract situation is sorted out the better because they run the risk of losing him.
A small minority are still prepared to run the risk to shave a couple of minutes off their journey.
Cabinet members were warned that, without the handout, Birmingham could run the risk of having the super hospital open without direct road access for at least nine months.
Drivers run the risk of a hefty fixed-penalty fine if spotted throwing litter out of car or lorry windows.
Having run the gauntlet of the Safety Partnership camera vans on their way into Denbighshire, any visitors now run the risk of paying further hefty fines when they park their car.
But they cannot leave the country as they run the risk of not being able to return.
But those looking for a short-term profit run the risk of not meeting their goals.
But "if the police are shown again to be gathering information in the grand old tradition, they run the risk of sanctions," says Eisenstein.
We do know that if you do not look at both the asset side and liability side of your company, you run the risk of overlooking half of your risk exposure.
The Zambian government also said it fears European Union countries would refuse imports from Zambia since their crops might run the risk of "contamination" from the genetically modified grain.