What does at risk mean?

being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm She put her life at risk to rescue residents from the house fire. Synonyms for at risk

What does it mean to be at risk of harm?

phrase To be at risk means to be in a situation where something unpleasant might happen. in danger of damage, injury, loss, etc. vulnerable; likely to be lost or damaged vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility

What is an example of an at-risk adjective?

ˌat-ˈrisk adjective → at-risk children/patients/groups etc Examples from the Corpus at-risk • For their part, Oxfordshire say they do still vaccinate at-risk babies, which they believe is far more effective. • The program provides intervention and counseling for at-risk families with young children.

What is the difference between a high risk and a bad risk?

carry (a) risk To invest in just one stock carries a high risk. offset (a) risk Banks carry out several transactions to offset risk. insure against a risk Anyone who wants to insure against the risk of illness or accident can do so at a price. a bad/good risk In terms of insurance eligibility, the couple constituted a bad risk.