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bid defiance

To remain firm or resolute; to refuse to yield. Our toddler usually bids defiance to any mention of bedtime.
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in defiance

In blatant rebelliousness or insolence. If you do one more thing in defiance, you'll be grounded for a month, understand?
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in defiance of (something)

Regardless or in spite of something. Oh, so you snuck out last night, in defiance of the punishment your father and I had given you. In that case, you're grounded for a month now.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in defiance (of someone or something)

against someone's will or against instructions; in bold resistance to someone or someone's orders. Jane spent the afternoon in the park in defiance of her mother's instructions. She did it in defiance of her mother. She has done a number of things in defiance lately.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in defiance of

In spite of, with outright disregard for, as in They went on strike in defiance of union policy. This term was first recorded in 1750.
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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.

bid defiance

To refuse to submit; offer resistance to.
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in defiance of

In spite of; contrary to: went on strike in defiance of union policy.
See also: defiance, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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