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dare



Pronunciation: (dâr), [key]
v., daredor (Archaic) durst; dared; daring;
pres. sing. 3rd pers. dares or dare,
n.


v.i.
to have the necessary courage or boldness for something; be bold enough: You wouldn't dare!

v.t.
1. to have the boldness to try; venture; hazard.
2. to meet defiantly; face courageously.
3. to challenge or provoke (a person) into a demonstration of courage; defy: to dare a man to fight.
4. dare say, daresay.

auxiliary v.
to have the necessary courage or boldness to (used chiefly in questions and negatives): How dare you speak to me like that? He dare not mention the subject again.

n.
an act of daring or defiance; challenge.

Dare



Pronunciation: (dâr), [key]
n.
Virginia, 1587–?, first child born of English parents in the Western Hemisphere.

DARE




Dictionary of American Regional English.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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