Definition of Take a dare

1. Verb. Be dared to do something and not attempt it.

2. Verb. Be dared to do something and attempt it.

Exact synonyms: Pick Up The Gauntlet
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Dare

take-up
take-ups
take a back seat
take a bath
take a bead on
take a bite
take a bow
take a break
take a breath
take a breather
take a bullet
take a chance
take a chill pill
take a crack at
take a dare (current term)
take a dim view of
take a dip
take a dive
take a firm stand
take a gamble
take a gander
take a grab
take a guess
take a hike
take a hint
take a hit
take a hop
take a joke

Literary usage of Take a dare

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1. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"I dare you to knock it off—and anybody that'll take a dare will suck eggs." "You're a liar!" "You're another." "You're a fighting liar and dasn't take it up ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1903)
"... and being a boy's dog, Friday could n' t take a dare ; and had Harry " sicked " him at a royal Bengal tiger, he would have done his loyal, ..."

3. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"Oh, what a hat!" "You can lump that hat if you don't like it. I dare you to knock it off—and anybody that'll take a dare will suck eggs. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"To take a dare, to receive a challenge without accepting it. [Colloq.J It was not consonant with the honor of such a man as Bob to talee a dare ; so against ..."

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