how dare (someone)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of how dare (someone)

used in speech to show anger about what someone has done or said
  • How dare you touch me!
  • How dare he speak to you like that!

Word by Word Definitions

how play
  1. : in what manner or way

  2. : for what reason : why

  3. : with what meaning : to what effect

  1. : the way or manner in which

  2. : that

  3. : however, as

  1. : a question about manner or method

  2. : manner, method

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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