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dare

verb
 
 
/deər/
dare (to) do sth B2 to be brave enough to do something: I didn't dare tell Dad that I'd scratched his car.Taking risksGambling and bookmakingCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
dare sb to do sth to try to make someone do something dangerous: She dared her friend to climb onto the roof.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
Don't you dare informal used to tell someone angrily not to do something: Don't you dare hit your sister!Intensifying expressions
How dare she/you, etc used to express anger about something someone has done: How dare you talk to me like that!Intensifying expressionsExpressions of anger
I dare say (also I daresay) used when you think that something is probably true or will probably happen: I dare say she'll change her mind.Possible and probable
(Definition of dare verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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