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dare

  
  ( dares    plural & 3rd person present)   ( daring    present participle)   ( dared    past tense & past participle  )
Dare sometimes behaves like an ordinary verb, for example `He dared to speak' and `He doesn't dare to speak' and sometimes like a modal, for example `He daren't speak'.     
1       verb   If you do not dareto do something, you do not have enough courage to do it, or you do not want to do it because you fear the consequences. If you dareto do something, you do something which requires a lot of courage.  
oft with brd-neg  
Most people hate Harry but they don't dare to say so...      V to-inf  
We have had problems in our family that I didn't dare tell Uncle.      V inf  
      Dare is also a modal., modal  
Dare she risk staying where she was?..., The government dare not raise interest rates again..., `Are you coming with me?'<emdash>`I can't, Alice. I daren't.'     
2       verb   If you dare someone to do something, you challenge them to prove that they are not frightened of doing it.  
Over coffee, she lit a cigarette, her eyes daring him to comment...      V n to-inf  
3       n-count   A dare is a challenge which one person gives to another to do something dangerous or frightening.  
usu sing, usu as/for/on a N  
When found, the children said they'd run away for a dare.     
4    If you say to someone `don't you dare' do something, you are telling them not to do it and letting them know that you are angry.  
SPOKEN  
don't you dare      phrase   oft PHR inf     (feelings)    Allen, don't you dare go anywhere else, you hear?     
5    You say `how dare you'' when you are very shocked and angry about something that someone has done.  
SPOKEN  
how dare you             phrase   usu PHR inf     (feelings)    How dare you pick up the phone and listen in on my conversations!...     
6    You use `dare I say it' when you know that what you are going to say will disappoint or annoy someone.  
dare I say it      phrase   PHR with cl     (politeness)    Politicians usually attract younger women, dare I say it, because of the status they have in society.     
7    You can use `I dare say' or `I daresay' before or after a statement to indicate that you believe it is probably true.  
I dare say/I daresay      phrase   PHR that, cl PHR   (=I suppose)  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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dare     ( dares    plural & 3rd person present)   ( daring    present participle)   ( dared    past tense & past participle  )
Dare sometimes behaves like an ordinary verb, for example `He dared to speak' and `He doesn't dare to speak' and sometimes like a modal, for example `He daren't speak'.     
1       verb   If you do not dareto do something, you do not have enough courage to do it, or you do not want to do it because you fear the consequences. If you dareto do something, you do something which requires a lot of courage.  
oft with brd-neg  
Most people hate Harry but they don't dare to say so...      V to-inf  
We have had problems in our family that I didn't dare tell Uncle.      V inf  
      Dare is also a modal., modal  
Dare she risk staying where she was?..., The government dare not raise interest rates again..., `Are you coming with me?'<emdash>`I can't, Alice. I daren't.'     
2       verb   If you dare someone to do something, you challenge them to prove that they are not frightened of doing it.  
Over coffee, she lit a cigarette, her eyes daring him to comment...      V n to-inf  
3       n-count   A dare is a challenge which one person gives to another to do something dangerous or frightening.  
usu sing, usu as/for/on a N  
When found, the children said they'd run away for a dare.     
4    If you say to someone `don't you dare' do something, you are telling them not to do it and letting them know that you are angry.  
SPOKEN  
don't you dare      phrase   oft PHR inf     (feelings)    Allen, don't you dare go anywhere else, you hear?     
5    You say `how dare you'' when you are very shocked and angry about something that someone has done.  
SPOKEN  
how dare you      phrase   usu PHR inf     (feelings)    How dare you pick up the phone and listen in on my conversations!...     
6    You use `dare I say it' when you know that what you are going to say will disappoint or annoy someone.  
dare I say it      phrase   PHR with cl     (politeness)    Politicians usually attract younger women, dare I say it, because of the status they have in society.     
7    You can use `I dare say' or `I daresay' before or after a statement to indicate that you believe it is probably true.  
I dare say/I daresay      phrase   PHR that, cl PHR   (=I suppose)  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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dare

  

      vb  
1    challenge, defy, goad, provoke, taunt, throw down the gauntlet  
2    adventure, brave, endanger, gamble, hazard, make bold, presume, risk, skate on thin ice, stake, venture  
      n  
3    challenge, defiance, provocation, taunt  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
a model or example that shows how something works
I like to read books that are a paradigm of human life because I can learn from them.
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
n.
If you say that you are starving, you mean that you are very hungry.
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.

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