run a/the risk of doing sth

run a/the risk of doing sth
run a/the risk of doing sth
to be in a situation in which there is the possibility that something bad might happen: »

A company without good customer service runs the risk of losing its customers' good will.

Main Entry: run

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • run the risk of doing sth — run a/the risk of doing sth ► to be in a situation in which there is the possibility that something bad might happen: »A company without good customer service runs the risk of losing its customers good will. Main Entry: ↑run …   Financial and business terms

  • run a risk of doing sth — run a/the risk of doing sth ► to be in a situation in which there is the possibility that something bad might happen: »A company without good customer service runs the risk of losing its customers good will. Main Entry: ↑run …   Financial and business terms

  • run the risk (of something doing something) — run the ˈrisk (of sth/of doing sth) | run ˈrisks idiom to be or put yourself in a situation in which sth bad could happen to you • We don t want to run the risk of losing their business. • Investment is all about running risks. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run the risk (of of doing something) — run the ˈrisk (of sth/of doing sth) | run ˈrisks idiom to be or put yourself in a situation in which sth bad could happen to you • We don t want to run the risk of losing their business. • Investment is all about running risks. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities. Dealers give to and ask for runs from each other. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran PASTTENSE [ræn] …   Financial and business terms

  • run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities ( maturity). dealers give and ask for runs from each other. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran …   Financial and business terms

  • run a risk — ► to do something that might be harmful or dangerous: »You re running a big risk if oil prices drop sharply. run the risk of doing sth »Few IFAs are prepared to run the risk of advising a client to switch out of equities and into bonds and cash… …   Financial and business terms

  • risk — risk1 W1S2 [rısk] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: risque, from Italian risco] 1.) [U and C] the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen = ↑danger →↑gamble, chance ↑chance risk of ▪ the risk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • risk*/*/*/ — [rɪsk] noun I 1) [C/U] the possibility that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen The risks to consumers are being analysed.[/ex] There is a serious risk of a major nuclear accident.[/ex] the risk of developing lung cancer[/ex] There is… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • risk — 1 /rIsk/ noun 1 POSSIBILITY OF BAD RESULT (C, U) the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen: If you re considering starting a business, think carefully about the risks involved. (+ of): the risk of serious injury |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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