take a risk

take a risk
take a risk
to do something that might be harmful or dangerous: »

The company thrived after taking a risk and selling its TV business.

take the risk of doing sth »

Over the past three months, investors who have taken the risk of investing in smaller companies have had a rough ride.

Main Entry: risk

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • take a risk — phrase to do something although you know that something unpleasant or dangerous could happen A good pilot never takes a risk. take the risk of doing something: I didn’t want to take the risk of leaving John alone. Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a risk — See: RUN A RISK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a risk — See: RUN A RISK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ a\ risk — • run a risk • take a risk v. phr. To be open to danger or loss; put yourself in danger; be unprotected. A baseball umpire wears a mask and chest protector so he won t run the risk of being hit by the ball. Billy takes a risk of being hit by a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take a risk — to do something although you know that something unpleasant or dangerous could happen A good pilot never takes a risk. take the risk of doing something: I didn t want to take the risk of leaving John alone …   English dictionary

  • take a risk — ► run (or take) a risk (or risks) act in such a way as to expose oneself to danger. Main Entry: ↑risk …   English terms dictionary

  • take a risk — See take risks …   English idioms

  • take a risk — verb To do something risky …   Wiktionary

  • run (or take) a risk (or risks) — expose oneself to the possibility of something unpleasant occurring. → risk …   English new terms dictionary

  • run/take a risk — ► run (or take) a risk (or risks) act in such a way as to expose oneself to danger. Main Entry: ↑risk …   English terms dictionary

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