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Most major changes involve some risk.
The risk of a major nuclear accident must be taken seriously.
The risk of developing lung cancer from smoking is a serious one.
There is no risk that the virus can be transferred from patient to doctor.
The risks to consumers from these products need to be fully analysed.
You can reduce the risk of heart disease by exercising regularly.
All outdoor activities carry an element of risk.
We might get away with it, but it isn't really worth the risk.
The council says the waste is not a risk to the public.
Some of these restaurants are a clear health risk to diners.
All these books and papers are a real fire risk.
Large quantities of such material constitute a potential fire risk.
Such prisoners pose no real risk to the public.
Journalists going to war zones do so at great risk to themselves.
Some plants are more at risk of frost than others.
Low-lying farmland may be at risk from flooding this weekend.
The officers said innocent people's lives had been put at risk.
These measures will put many small businesses at risk.
This is the British English definition of risk. View American English definition of risk.
the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly