don't you dare

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of don't you dare

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

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

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

  2. : one

dare play
  1. : to be sufficiently courageous to

  2. : to have sufficient courage

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

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

  2. : imaginative or vivacious boldness : daring


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