don't you dare

Definition of don't you dare

  1. —used in speech to forcefully tell someone not to do something Don't you dare do that again, or you'll be sorry! “I'm going to tell mom that you got an ‘F’ on your test.” “Don't you dare!”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  do not

    :  does not

  1. :  a command or entreaty not to do something

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

  1. :  to be sufficiently courageous to

    :  to have sufficient courage

    :  to challenge to perform an action especially as a proof of courage

  1. :  an act or instance of daring (see 1dare 1) :  challenge

    :  imaginative or vivacious boldness :  daring

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to cast off or become cast off

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