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do a dare

To do something risky or courageous at someone else's urging, as during children's games like Truth or Dare. A: "Ugh, I don't want to do a dare either." B: "Betsy, it's Truth or Dare—you have to do one or the other."
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don't you dare

An emphatic way to tell someone not to do something. Don't you dare say something vulgar like that to your mother! Don't you dare touch that autographed baseball—it's worth a lot of money!
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how dare (someone)

Used to express shock, disdain, or anger that someone could do something so presumptuous, brazen, or rude. Can be said as a question or an exclamation. How dare you speak to your mother that way? Apologize right now! How dare they accuse our company of tax fraud, after the amount of jobs and revenue we've brought into the economy!
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how dare you

What you have done is unacceptable. The phrase is sometimes followed by the action in question. How dare you speak to your mother that way? Apologize right now. You think you can brazenly cheat and get away with it? How dare you?
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I dare be bound

obsolete I am or feel totally certain (of something). Faith, I dare be bound that Master Wilkins will yet prove himself a worthy successor to the family title. A: "What say you, Thomas? Do you think Mr. Wilson was involved." B: "Oh, I dare be bound for that, sir. I saw him with my own two eyes."
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I dare say

I assume, assert, or am quite certain. (Somewhat formal or old-fashioned.) I dare say we'll hear from him again before the year is done. These trips are always rather tedious, but I dare say we'll be able to find something to divert our attention.
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You wouldn't dare!

An exclamation of defiant, incredulous disbelief regarding something that someone has threatened to do. A: "I'll give you till the end of the week to move out. After that, we're going to start throwing your stuff on the curb." B: "You wouldn't dare! You touch anything I own, and I'll sue the pants off you!" A: "Either withdraw from the election, or I'll share these incriminating photos with the press—and your wife!" B: "You slime bag—you wouldn't dare!" A: "Oh, believe me, I would."
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dare someone (to do something)

to challenge someone to do something. Sally dared Jane to race her to the corner. You wouldn't do that, would you? I dare you.

You wouldn't dare (to do something)!

an exclamation that shows disbelief about something that the speaker has stated an intention of doing. Bill: I'm going to leave school. Tom: You wouldn't dare leave! Bill: Be quiet or I'll slap you. Jane: You wouldn't dare to slap me!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

I dare say

1. I venture to assert or affirm, as in I dare say my point of view will be heard. [c. 1300]
2. Also, I daresay. I presume or assume to be likely, as in I daresay you'll be invited. This usage is more common in Britain than in America. [Mid-1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

don’t you ˈdare (do something)!

(spoken) used to tell somebody strongly not to do something: ‘I’ll tell her about it.’ ‘Don’t you dare!’Don’t you dare say anything to anybody.

how ˈdare you, etc.

(spoken) used for expressing anger or shock about something that somebody has done: How dare you speak to me like that!How dare he use my office without permission?
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I dare ˈsay

(spoken) I suppose; it seems probable: I dare say what you say is true, but it’s too late to change our plans now.
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(13) They have dared to break out so audaciously (1529 in W.
He gedyrstlaete to ganne upon [eth]aere sae he dared.3SG to walk on the.F.DAT sea.DAT [thorn]urh crist through Christ
'He dared [or 'ventured'] to walk on the water with the help of Christ' (AECHom II, 28, 227.197)
(19) Nogle syntes, det var godt, at hun turde graede some thought it was good that she dared cry.INF
'Some people thought it was good that she dared [or 'had the courage'] to cry' (KorpusDK, newspaper article, 1992)
(21) Ikke mindst af den grund ville det vaere befriende, not least for that reason would it be relieving hvis Kobenhavns Kommune turde vove at lade if Copenhagen.GEN Municipality dared risk.INF to let.INF nye, friske og forstandige arkitektojne give new fresh and intelligent architect.eyes give.INF hver deres bud each their suggestion
'Not least because of this, it would be of relief if the City of Copenhagen dared to take a chance and let new, intelligent architects have a fresh look and each give their suggestion' (KorpusDK, editorial, 2001)
This subsection explains the different approaches to the characterisation of the past form dared summarised in Table 1 above.
He notices that dared occurs in (13) in a context which is syntactically modal, that is, a non-assertive if-clause.
(13) He began to walk balk, wondering if he dared trouble with his errand a man on the verge of the grave.
Schluter (2010: 299) groups dared in the 'ambiguous uses' category together with the examples of the finite uses of dare--other than the 3rd person singular--, the finite form darest in the 2nd person singular and the inflected form dares.
Beths (1999: 1095) mentions that weak past tense dared is the last lexical form which is attested in her data and exemplifies its use in (15) to (18):
Beths (1999: 1095) observes that the choice of the type of infinitive in the above examples varies at the time of the introduction of the simple past tense dared. He adds that the dual behaviour of dare as a modal and a lexical verb is still attested in Modern English in the so-called 'blend constructions'.
Jealous Michelle, who had dared Dan to snog her "chicken", screamed: "That's enough!"