One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exposed to harm or danger.‘23 million people in Africa are at risk from starvation’
danger, peril, jeopardy, hazard, threat, menaceView synonyms
- ‘The clinic acknowledges that very few women who have abortions there do so because their lives are at risk.’
- ‘The songs, some instrumental, some vaguely vocal, were never at risk of being lost in the din.’
- ‘The outdoor chickens are more at risk of picking up infection from wild birds, other animals and the environment.’
- ‘Children who use mobile phones are at risk of memory loss, sleeping disorders and other health problems.’
- ‘When animals migrate to mate and find food, they are at risk every time they need to cross a road.’
- ‘Exposure assessment identifies the population at risk and the likelihood of exposure to the hazard.’
- ‘Rumours that the Bluetooth systems of cars are at risk from infection from mobile phone viruses have been debunked.’
- ‘He could have explained to the customers that their information was at risk, without revealing quite so much detail.’
- ‘Many include rare or threatened habitats that are home to species at risk.’
- ‘But there was no way to experiment because the baby would be put at risk.’
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