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Meaning of "dare" in Essential American English Dictionary

dare

verb   /deər/ ( present participle daring, past tense and past participle dared)
dare (to) do something
to be brave enough to do something: I didn’t dare tell Dad that I’d scratched his car.
dare someone to do something
to try to make someone do something dangerous: She dared her friend to climb onto the roof.
don’t you dare!
used to tell someone angrily not to do something: Don’t you dare try to stop me!
how dare she, you, etc.
said when you are very angry about something someone has done: How dare you talk to me like that!
(Definition of dare from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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