run a risk

run a risk or take a risk  {v. phr.}
To be open to danger or loss; put yourself in danger; be unprotected.
A baseball umpire wears a mask and chest protector so he won't run the risk of being hit by the ball.
Billy takes a risk of being hit by a car when he runs into the street without looking.
I was afraid to run the risk of betting on the game.
Categories: verb