put sth at risk


put sth at risk
put sb/sth at risk
to put someone or something in a situation where they could be in danger: »

Why put capital at significant risk for a return which is no higher than the return on government bonds?

Main Entry: risk

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • put sb at risk — put sb/sth at risk ► to put someone or something in a situation where they could be in danger: »Why put capital at significant risk for a return which is no higher than the return on government bonds? Main Entry: ↑risk …   Financial and business terms

  • put sb/sth at risk — ► to put someone or something in a situation where they could be in danger: »Why put capital at significant risk for a return which is no higher than the return on government bonds? Main Entry: ↑risk …   Financial and business terms

  • Risk — Typically defined as the standard deviation of the return on total investment. Degree of uncertainty of return on an asset. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. risk risk 1 [rɪsk] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the possibility that… …   Financial and business terms

  • risk — (1) Noun The possibility of loss. (2) Noun The uncertainty of whether events, expected or otherwise, will have an adverse impact. In this context, the adverse impact is usually a quantity of return ( income) or value at risk. (3) Noun the… …   Financial and business terms

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • (put something) on the line — (put sth) on the ˈline idiom (informal) at risk • If we don t make a profit, my job is on the line. Main entry: ↑lineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • put — An option contract giving the buyer the right to sell something at a specified price within a certain period of time. A put is purchased in expectation of lower prices. If prices are expected to rise, a put may be sold. The seller receives the… …   Financial and business terms


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