at risk - definition and synonyms

  1. in a situation in which something unpleasant or dangerous could happen to you
    at risk to:

    Journalists going to war zones do so at great risk to themselves.

    at risk of/from:

    Some plants are more at risk of frost than others.

    at risk from:

    Low-lying farmland may be at risk from flooding this weekend.

    put someone/something at risk:

    The officers said innocent people’s lives had been put at risk.

    These measures will put many small businesses at risk.

    See also at-risk
See also main entry: risk