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run the risk of

This page is about the collocation run the risk of

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something risky, or that could have a bad result

For example

  • People who drink a lot of alcohol run the risk of getting liver disease.

  • Invest if you like, but you're running the risk of losing everything if the business fails.

Note:
A similar collocation is "take a risk"

Quick Quiz

If you gamble, you run the risk of

a. winning some money

b. losing some money

c. having some fun

Contributor: Matt Errey