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.
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Literary usage of Take a dare
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."