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Definition of “throw down the gauntlet” - Learner’s Dictionary

throw down the gauntlet

to invite someone to argue, fight, or compete with youCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
Translations of “throw down the gauntlet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出挑戰…
in Russian бросать вызов…
in Turkish düelloya davet etmek, meydan okumak, yarışmaya davet etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出挑战…
in Polish rzucać wyzwanie lub rękawicę…
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