risk your life


risk your life
risk your life/​neck phrase
to do something very dangerous, especially something that could injure or kill you

The officer risked his life to save the drowning man.

Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym
Main entry: risk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • risk your neck — risk your life/​neck phrase to do something very dangerous, especially something that could injure or kill you The officer risked his life to save the drowning man. Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: risk * * * risk your neck : to do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take (your) life —    to kill yourself    As distinct from take life in your hands, to risk your life rashly, or just take life as it comes, to live in a casual way:     Beautiful Young Society Matron Takes Life in Plunge. (Mailer, 1965 headline relating to a… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • For the Rest of Your Life — Infobox British television show name = For the Rest of Your Life size = caption = format = Game show runtime = 60 minutes (inc. advertisements) creator = Endemol presenter = Nicky Campbell country = UK channel = ITV first aired = 8 May 2007 last… …   Wikipedia

  • take your life in your hands — take your life in your ˈhands idiom to risk being killed • You take your life in your hands just crossing the road here. Main entry: ↑lifeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put your life on the line — put (your) life on the line to risk death in order to try to achieve something. Politicians aren t the ones putting their lives on the line fighting wars …   New idioms dictionary

  • life — [ laıf ] (plural lives [ laıvz ] ) noun *** ▸ 1 time from birth to death ▸ 2 way of living, experience ▸ 3 state of being alive ▸ 4 living things ▸ 5 time something exists/lasts ▸ 6 activity/excitement ▸ 7 in games ▸ 8 life imprisonment ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • life */*/*/ — UK [laɪf] / US noun Word forms life : singular life plural lives UK [laɪvz] / US Metaphor: Life is like a journey, and your experiences are like different parts of a journey. Dying is like travelling to another place. The baby arrived just after… …   English dictionary

  • risk — 1 /rIsk/ noun 1 POSSIBILITY OF BAD RESULT (C, U) the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen: If you re considering starting a business, think carefully about the risks involved. (+ of): the risk of serious injury |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • risk — risk1 W1S2 [rısk] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: risque, from Italian risco] 1.) [U and C] the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen = ↑danger →↑gamble, chance ↑chance risk of ▪ the risk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • risk — risk1 [ rısk ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the possibility that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen: Most major changes involve some risk. risk of: The risk of a major nuclear accident must be taken seriously. the risk of doing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.