Definition of dare noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//deə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//der//
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[usually singular] something dangerous, difficult or embarrassing that you try to persuade somebody to do, to see if they will do it (British English) He climbed onto the roof for a dare. (North American English) She learned to fly on a dare. Word OriginOld English durran, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic gadaursan, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek tharsein and Sanskrit dhṛṣ- ‘be bold’.
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