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run a risk

To subject oneself to a particular risk or a high probability of a negative or unfortunate outcome. You always run a risk of upsetting your most loyal fans if you try to do something too innovative with subsequent films. I'd love to pay less taxes, but I'm not going to run a risk by doing so!
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run the risk

To subject oneself to a particular risk or a high probability of a negative or unfortunate outcome. You always run the risk of upsetting your most loyal fans if you try to do something too innovative with subsequent films. I'd love to pay less taxes, but I'm not going to run the risk of going to jail for it!
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run a risk (of something)

 and run the risk (of something)
to take a chance that something (bad) will happen. I don't want to run the risk of losing my job. Don't worry. You won't have to run a risk.
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run the risk

(of something) Go to run a risk (of something).
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run a risk

Also, run the risk. Be subjected to danger, as in Hiding anything from customs means running a risk that you'll be caught, or Without the right postage and address, this package runs the risk of being lost. [Mid-1600s]
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run the ˈrisk (of doing something)

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run ˈrisks

be or put yourself in a situation in which something bad could happen to you: We’d better give them what they want. We don’t want to run the risk of losing their business.Investment is all about running risks.
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I want to write about prayer, but I run the risk that I will sound as if I am writing with no experience at all about it.
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Never attempt to do it yourself because you run the risk of infection.
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The lifestyle is so enticing that he and his neighbors are willing to run the risk, he says.
The nine-member panel said sitting judges who answer the questionnaire run the risk of violating the state's Canons of Judicial Ethics, which forbid judges from giving their opinions on matters that may come before the court.
Surgery can open up the flow, but because the prostate is surrounded by nerves, patients run the risk of incontinence or impotence.
Pregnant women with high skeletal lead concentrations run the risk of exposing their children to lead during critical periods of fetal development.
Peter Zimeri, the director of Civil Aviation said that the airport was shut down as a `precaution` because `aircraft can get damaged by the ash and we don`t want to run the risk.`
If South Africans shy away from the report and refuse to acknowledge it as part of their collective history, they run the risk of not learning from the past.
Adds Trappist Father Thomas Keating: "When you make a collage of various traditions, you run the risk of digging too many wells in a desert, which might take a lot of time, whereas if you work one well that has a good reputation where water is to be found, it might be more rewarding in the long run.
"When you make tackles from behind the way Richard and Grant did you run the risk of yellow cards.