risk-taking

risk-taking UK US noun [uncountable]
an action or activity in which someone takes risks to achieve a benefit
Thesaurus: risks, threats and dangerssynonym
Derived Word: risk-taker

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noun [noncount]
: the act or fact of doing something that involves danger or risk in order to achieve a goal

Starting a business always involves some risk-taking.

risk-taker noun, pl -ers [count]

I'm not much of a risk-taker. [=I don't like to take risks]

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ˈrisk-taking f73 [risk-taking] noun uncountable
the practice of doing things that involve risks in order to achieve sth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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