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What is Risk?

The dictionary definition of risk is:


noun: risk;

  1. 1. a situation involving exposure to danger.

“lying to her was too much of a risk”

synonyms:, chance, probability, likelihood, , peril, , menace, danger fear,

“do not smoke while refuelling your vehicle because of the risk of fire”

  • the possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen.

“reduce the risk of diabetes”

  • Someone or something regarded as a threat or likely source of danger.

“they are a serious health risk”

verb: risk;

  1. 1. expose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss.

“She risked her life to save her husband”

“England must play better or risk being knocked out of the tournament

Health and Safety definition of risk

  • the riskis the chance, high or low, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards, together with an indication of how serious the harm could be.

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