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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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Did you not believe that I would risk at least a little for you, who have risked so much for me?
That time you had nothing to say to me; I had risked my life and favor to see you but for a second.
Victorious in confronting Pharaoh and leading his enslaved people out of Egypt and the jaws of Pharaoh's army, Moses risked peril after peril as he instructed and guided the spiritually groping children of Israel in the word of God.