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Definición de “defy” en inglés


verb [T]     /dɪˈfaɪ/
C2 to refuse to obey a person , decision , law , situation , etc.: It is rare to see children were openly defying their teachers . A few workers have defied the majority decision and gone into work despite the strike . The fact that aircraft don't fall out of the sky always seems to me to defy (= act against) the law of gravity . A forest fire raging in the south of France is defying (= is not changed by) all attempts to control it.Refusing and rejectingOpposing and against defy belief/description/explanation C2 to be extreme or very strange and therefore impossible to believe , describe , or explain : The chaos at the airport defies description .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting defy sb to do sth to tell someone to do something that you think will be impossible : I defy you to prove your accusations . I defy you to tell where I've painted over the scratch on my car .Giving orders and commands
(Definition of defy verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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