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 for To run a risk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Risk \Risk\, n. [F. risque; cf. It. risco, risico, rischio, Pg.
     risco, Sp. riesgo, and also Sp. risco a steep rock; all
     probably fr. L. resceare to cut off; pref. re- re- + secare
     to cut; -- the word having been probably first used among
     sailors. See Section.]
     1. Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or
        destruction.
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              The imminent and constant risk of assassination, a
              risk which has shaken very strong nerves.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. (Com.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.
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     To run a risk, to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
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     Syn: Danger; hazard; peril; jeopardy; exposure. See Danger.
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