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dare

verb
 
/deər/ (daring, 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!
Translations of “dare”
in Spanish atraverse, osar, desafiar…
in French oser, défier…
in German wagen, herausfordern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勇敢/鲁莽, 敢于, 胆敢…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勇敢/魯莽, 敢於, 膽敢,竟敢…
(Definition of dare from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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