arriesgar
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arriesgar(
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rryehs
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gahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to expose to harm or danger)
a. to risk
Arriesgas tu vida cada vez que usas tu teléfono celular mientras manejas.You risk your life every time you use your cell phone while driving.
b. to endanger
No haremos nada que pueda arriesgar la seguridad de su familia.We won't do anything that could endanger the safety of your family.
arriesgarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to dare; often used with "a")
a. to risk
El se arriesgó a perder su trabajo cuando rehusó trabajar horas extras.He risked losing his job when he refused to work extra time.
b. to take a risk
No cuentes con Sonia. Ella nunca se arriesga.I wouldn't count on Sonia. She never takes a risk.
c. to take a chance
Es bueno arriesgarse y probar cosas nuevas de vez en cuando.It is good to take a chance and try something new once in a while.
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arriesgar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (exponer a peligro)
a. to risk
2. (proponer)
a. to venture, to suggest
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to take risks/a risk
no quiero arriesgarmeI don't want to risk it
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arriesgar
transitive verb
(poner en riesgo) to risk; hazard; [+oportunidad] to endanger; put at risk; [+conjetura] to hazard; venture; [+dinero] to stake;
pronominal verb
arriesgarse to take a risk; expose o.s. to danger
arriesgarse a hacer algo to risk doing sth; arriesgarse a una multa to risk a fine; arriesgarse en una empresa to venture upon an enterprise
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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