defy convention

idiom

Definition of defy convention

: to do unexpected or unusual things
  • a director who has always defied convention in his movies

Word by Word Definitions

defy play
  1. : to confront with assured power of resistance : disregard

  2. : to resist attempts at : withstand

  3. : to challenge to do something considered impossible : dare

  1. : challenge, defiance

convention play
  1. : agreement, contract

  2. : an agreement between states for regulation of matters affecting all of them

  3. : a compact between opposing commanders especially concerning prisoner exchange or armistice


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