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1. In danger. Well, when you're involved in a pyramid scheme, you're at risk for losing a lot of money. Because I have poor vision, I'm worried that my daughter is at risk for it too.
2. Responsible for a cost or expense. If you sign this contract, you'll be at risk for a lot of fees.
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in a situation where there is risk or hazard; in danger. (*Typically: be ~; put someone or something ~.) I refuse to put my family's welfare at risk by quitting my job. Your whole future is at risk if you don't stop smoking.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. In danger, as in Their house's location on the San Andreas Fault puts them at risk in the next major earthquake . [c. 1900]
2. Legally responsible to pay for loss or damage, as in If he can't keep up with the insurance premiums, he is at risk for any liability claims on the property . [Late 1700s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
at ˈrisk (from/of something)in danger of something unpleasant or harmful happening: As with all diseases, certain groups will be more at risk than others. ♢ If we go to war, innocent lives will be put at risk.
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In an endangered state, especially from lack of proper care: unsupervised children who are at risk of dropping out of school.
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