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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. He knew he would be risking jail time for evading his taxes, but he was willing to take the risk.
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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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Said Cook, "Too often each year I must decide between risking the future of my firm in a trial involving complex auditing issues or capitulating to the coercive tactics of a plaintiffs' lawyers." Although his firm may not be responsible for the calamity that befell a company or its shareholders, said Cook, "the plaintiff's lawyers know I am reluctant to authorize the expenditure of several million more dollars in attorneys' fees and expenses to go to trial, running the risk of having to pay the full amount of damages that could destroy my firm."
Aballi did not resort to pigments or anything else to stop the inevitable corrosion of such a flimsy material as cardboard, in spite of running the risk of its deterioration and, ultimately, of its disappearance.
But the survey has revealed that we're still running the risk of heart disease by munching fatty foods.