risk-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: expose to the chance of damage or loss

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] RISK NP2[patient]
NOTE: NP2 is object NP1 wishes not to lose.

The doctor discussed how he risked his life to uphold the Hippocratic Oath.
They risked it all when they joined the growing civil rights movement.
The diplomat risked his family and career to save lives.
It was not only her life that was risked, but also her son's.
You are risking not only your health, but your life itself by not doing so.
Their arrogance risked safety of the mission.
You will not need to risk a finger for me.
How many lives are to be risked by unreliable information?

PropBank: risk.01,risk-94
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: invite possibility of negative consequences

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 RISK COMP NP1 RISK NP2
NOTE: NP2, COMP are undesireable results or actions

The doctor discussed how he risked death to uphold the Hippocratic Oath.
The journalist risked imprisonment rather than reveal the identity of his source.
With every novel, he has risked losing the audience his previous work has built.
109 Bishops have risked heresy charges for lesbigays.
From his point of view, he risked his family's disapproval when he married you.
Everything on package was too suggestive of danger to be risked.
He risked that he could disable the bank's security by aging the wires.
Seeing Marek was in such an open mood, I risked a question I had wanted to.
I nodded and risked a smile. I didn't dare speak.
No candidate can risk a breath in private before the polls close.
I not only didn't talk in there, I didn't even risk a whisper.

PropBank: risk.01,risk-94-1
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2