at risk to (someone, something, or oneself)

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at risk to (someone, something, or oneself)

With the foreknowledge, forewarning, or acknowledgement that there is implied risk or danger that must be accepted as the responsibility of someone, something, or oneself. When you choose to gamble, you do so at risk to your bank account.
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at risk to yourself/somebody/something

with the possibility of harming yourself/somebody/something: He dived in to save the child at considerable risk to his own life.
See also: risk, somebody, something
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Was she at risk to herself and others, or did her son incarcerate her to avoid the embarrassments of her eccentric behavior and to preserve his inheritance?