"risking" in the verb sense
1. risk, put on the line, lay on the line
expose to a chance of loss or damage
"We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"
"Why risk your life?"
"She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"
2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
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