Definition of high-risk in English:



  • Involving or exposed to a high level of danger.

    ‘high-risk activities, such as skydiving and downhill skiing’
    • ‘Moving patients between wards is bad practice, particularly with high-risk patients.’
    • ‘It would be a fairly high-risk strategy to buy individual equities.’
    • ‘Although not considered high-risk surgery, potential dangers include infection and ulcers.’
    • ‘In financial circles his reputation for tough decision-taking and high-risk takeovers is legendary.’
    • ‘Even though many investors welcome this new freedom, day trading is very high-risk.’