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take a risk

To try to do something for which there is a high probability of a negative or unfortunate outcome. I'm taking a real risk hiring this guy, so you had better be right about him. You're never going to find real success unless you're willing to take a risk now and then.
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AaAs the squad takes risks beyond the call of duty.
Amir sometimes takes risks I'd prefer him not to take but that's the way he fights.
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Richard, on the other hand, takes risks but not unnecessary ones and followed all the safety procedures.
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