To run a risk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To run a risk to incur hazard; to encounter danger.
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Usage

In literature:

But it was not necessary to run even so slender a risk of discovery.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
The rebels held a position of great strength, and to make a direct assault would be to run a great risk of a repulse.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
And, as it was a matter of life and death with us, all risks must be run to show it.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
I thought it running a great risk to leave him to another's education.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
But you, my friend, have no need to run so great a risk.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
To remain very long deliberating would be to run the risk of the animals giving an alarm, and Jet gathered himself for a spring.
"Messenger No. 48" by James Otis
Never run a risk, even a dead sure one, till you're obliged to.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
With me I trust you will be happy, but you will run a great risk if you were to change and go into another family.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
We have to watch the miners constantly, to see that they do not run too great a risk.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
After that runs came more slowly for a time, and neither girl appeared inclined to take any risks.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

And there isn't a death that sailors dare
From Carrick Roads to the Straits of Le Mair,
Nor a kind of a risk that seamen run,
But Lieutenant Shellback's faced each one.
"Lieutenant Shellback R.N.R." by Cicely Fox Smith
I must not expect," he advised in advance,
"To meet with a dinner got up in perfection,
But must run the risk of the luck and the chance,
As candidates do on the day of election."
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr
It is not in the papers, for the Censor deems it best;
But we sometimes hear a little, and we sometimes guess the rest,
And where there's any risk to run, or any death to dare,
You may seek the Silent Navy . . . and be sure you'll find it there!
"The Silent Navy" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

No illnesses have been reported to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
An advisory attached to the BAA 's update sent Sunday afternoon from the race's medical directors says the race will be run in a "red zone" condition, which is considered increased risk but acceptable for high-level elite runners.
A brave 16-year-old boy in Southampton, Hampshire in the United Kingdom risked his own life after running in a burning home to save a 2-year-old boy, Adam, the Southern Daily Echo reports.
Since such debt would plummet if the bank needed a rescue, it would make bosses more alive to the risks their institutions are running.
BEIJING — A couple of months ago, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao warned that if China fails to make political reforms, the country runs a risk of repeating the Cultural Revolution .
Michael Vick has the right to complain, but being a running QB comes with risks.
AP Photo/Andy KingThe Vikings run a low-risk attack featuring handoffs to Adrian Peterson, and few big plays.
I f there is one thing that Democrats, Republicans, and the media all agree on, it's that Republicans are running a grave risk by trying to reform Medicare.
El Segundo needs to seize its chance on Tuesday to become one of the last South Bay cities to finally embrace the region's growing fascination with food trucks, or run the risk of a nasty lawsuit.
Running for office is always a risk if you are already a city employee, because you have to quit your job to do it.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is reminding residents to fasten their seat belts over the Thanksgiving holiday period or run the risk of receiving a ticket.
The footage is a key piece of evidence for critics who claim the privately run Idaho Correctional Center uses inmate-on-inmate violence to force prisoners to snitch on their cellmates or risk being moved to extremely violent units.
His opponents, who ran the Railways deep in the red for a decade before Lalu took over, say it's easy to make huge profits running a railroad , if you overload the wagons and risk train wrecks.
Learn about the inspection process and what you can specifically do to mitigate your risk and run a safer operation.
A DC woman who risked her life to help police nab a bank robber says she believed she was supposed to get a $5,000 reward from police, but instead all she got was the run-around.
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In science:

This allows us to stop a simulation and carry on later, which is especially useful for long running simulations that face the risk of hardware failure or system maintenance before they are done.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
Any proponent of a new scientific theory justified by the CRM runs the risk of embarassment if it turns out that the theory not only fails to compress the dataset but actually inflates it.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Our resulting Randomized Rounding (R2 ) Forecaster has a parameter trading off regret performance and computational complexity, and runs in polynomial time (for T predictions, it requires computing O(T 2 ) empirical risk minimizers in general, as opposed to O(T ) for generic follow-the-leader algorithms).
Efficient Online Learning via Randomized Rounding
While there may be some theoretical motivation for attempting to model the cluster with a mass function, that gives a joint PDF on n and halo mass, that is steeper than that used here, we would run the risk of over-fitting the data.
Physical component analysis of galaxy cluster weak gravitational lensing data
Because we are not using any real observational data, we must run a Monte Carlo simulation to reduct the risk of randomly getting a value for the variable taken from the outlying area of its distribution.
CMB Temperature Polarization Correlation and Primordial Gravitational Waves II: Wiener Filtering and Tests Based on Monte Carlo Simulations
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