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venture

2 verb
     
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1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to go somewhere that could be dangerous:
When darkness fell, he would venture out.
She paused before venturing up the steps to the door.
children who lack the confidence to venture into libraries
2 [transitive] to say or do something in an uncertain way because you are afraid it is wrong or will seem stupid:
'You're on holiday here?' he ventured.
venture to do something
I ventured to ask him what he was writing.
venture an opinion/question/word etc
If we had more information, it would be easier to venture a firm opinion.
Roy ventured a tentative smile.
venture that
I ventured that the experiment was not conclusive.
3

nothing ventured, nothing gained

used to say that you cannot achieve anything unless you take risks

venture into something

phrasal verb
to become involved in a new business activity:
Banks are venturing into insurance.

venture on/upon something

phrasal verb
to do or try something that involves risks:
I thought I might venture on a new recipe.

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