risk-taking

/ˈrɪsk-teɪkɪŋ/ (say 'risk-tayking)

noun
1. the adoption of practices which involve exposure to the chance of injury or loss.
adjective
2. of, relating to, or exhibiting an inclination towards risk-taking: risk-taking behaviour.
risk-taker, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • risk-taking — UK / US noun [uncountable] an action or activity in which someone takes risks to achieve a benefit Derived word: risk taker noun countable Word forms risk taker : singular risk taker plural risk takers …   English dictionary

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