Take the risk or hazard of, as in I don't know if there's a later bus but let's chance it. The verb to chance alone was so used for a time, as in Let's just chance the rainI'm not buying a new umbrella! [Late 1800s] Also see take a chance.
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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