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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."
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The exhibition presents important works--paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and medals--by leading artists, and includes Darer's Portrait of a Young Venetian from 1505, pictured.
One poem, the Vaticinium in epidemicam scabiem was printed there in the same year as a broadsheet notable for its illustration, a woodcut by Albrecht Darer of a man suffering from syphilis.
It quickly becomes evident that the darer is privy to each girl's deepest, darkest secrets and is quite willing to expose them.
Although destroyed by lightning in 1568, the multi-panel altarpiece created by Jan Gossaert for the abbey church of Middelburg, in the Dutch province of Zeeland, remains a subject of art-historical interest due largely to Albrecht Darer, who saw it in December 152o and pronounced Gossaert's work 'Nit so gut im Hauptstreichen als in Gemal' (not so good in design as in painting).
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Call them darers or trendsetters, these young stunners have been successful in bringing the accessories to the fore, and have managed to captivate the minds and hearts with their spectacular designs like never before.