Definition of Run a risk
1. Verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Specialized synonyms: Go For Broke, Luck It, Luck Through
Derivative terms: Adventure, Adventurer, Adventurer, Chance, Gamble, Gambler, Hazard, Risk
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Literary usage of Run a risk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Random Recollections of the House of Commons, from the Year 1830 to the by James Grant (1836)
"Then again he throws himself forward ; and but for the bench before which he stands, he certainly would, in some of his more extravagant" moves," run a risk ..."
2. The Law of Tortsby John Frederic Clerk, William Harry Barber Lindsell by John Frederic Clerk, William Harry Barber Lindsell (1906)
"That maxim, of course, must not be interpreted literally, for no man ever voluntarily courts a certain injury ; the utmost anyone does is to run a risk ..."
3. A Treatise on the Law of Negligence by Horace Smith (1884)
"But I think if the person creating the danger has placed the plaintiff in a dilemma, so that he must either run a risk or lose his just rights or advantages ..."
4. Memoirs of Goldoni: Written by Himself: Forming a Complete History of His by Carlo Goldoni (1814)
"... run a Risk of losing my Sight—My Defects—My Foibles in Society—My Lodgings in the Castle of Versailles—Short Excursion from the Court to Marly—A few ..."
5. The French Verb: Its Conjugation and Idiomatic Use by Charles Fletcher Martin (1910)
"La machine marche (or va) bien. To run a rope through a ring, etc., or a sword through one's body is expressed by passer, etc. To run a risk, a danger, ..."