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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 you

You have done something unacceptable. 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 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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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!

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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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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Over 150m long, Daring will have a range of 7,000 nautical miles.
Together with her five sister ships, HMS Daring is designed to be a flexible multi-role vessel able to carry out a variety of tasks across the globe, from an air defence role to humanitarian and anti-piracy functions.
Sailing on Daring is like moving from a one-star B&B to a fivestar hotel.
The appointer picked the cream to work on board Daring, as the eyes of the world would be watching.
At first I didn't think Daring would get off the ground.
But now, with prospects of having a ballet choreographed especially for him, Lapshin feels that his main risks are already taken, even though the future of the Daring troupe is speculative.
Daring, which has a stealth design to help avoid detection, will take over from a frigate on station east of Suez.
SHIP SHAPE J Able Seaman Sean Dobson gives destroyer HMS Daring's bell a polish FAREWELL n A piper, below left, plays and the crew waves as HMS Daring leaves Portsmouth Harbour
It is a tremendous honour to have Daring associated with Birmingham, I'm absolutely delighted.
The ship really is something absolutely stunning, the people of Birmingham should be very proud of HMS Daring.
She reveals: "The most daring thing I have ever worn was my hospital gown with a coat over the top.
She admits: "The most daring thing I have ever done is when I was draped in a sheet and nothing else for a photograph.
Daring said, referring to the official percentage and the modified figure.
Daring said city educators are focusing on freshmen, noting that these students who fail multiple courses or are frequently absent can easily become drop-outs.