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dare

verb  /deər/ us  

dare verb (BE BRAVE)

(present tense dares or dare) to be brave enough to do something difficult or dangerous or that you should not do: [T] She wouldn’t dare go out alone there at night. [I] He wanted to touch it, but he didn’t dare. [+to infinitive] I can’t believe you dare to talk to me this way!

dare verb (ASK)

[T] to ask someone to do something that involves risk: I dare you to ask him to dance.

dare

noun [C] /der, dær/

dare noun [C] (BRAVE ACT)

something difficult or dangerous that you do because someone asks you to do it: He jumped into the river on a dare.
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