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take a risk

This page is about the collocation take a risk

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to do something you know is dangerous

For example

  • Mountaineers take many risks when they climb high mountains.

  • I took a big risk when I started my own business, but luckily everything went well.

Related collocations include "pose a risk", "run the risk of" and "take a chance"

Quick Quiz

Who takes the most risks when working?

a. a skydiving instructor

b. an English teacher

c. a boxing coach

Contributor: Matt Errey